Let the Little Children Come

By Jeni
City Hill Team Participant

During our work days at Faith Village, we would spend time with the children. A few of us would play with them while the others would work. We spent time blowing bubbles, playing football (soccer to you), and teaching them English words. Really, we just loved them.

After school and at the end of our work day we were able to do a bible club with songs, games and a story. We were also given the privilege of praying for these amazing children.

So many sweet little faces all so hungry for love. They want to hold a hand, be held, get on a lap. But really, they just want to know that they are special and loved.

I am reminded how Jesus said in Matthew 19:13: “Let the little children come to me”. He always had time for children. I can imagine Jesus sitting on the side of the road, His disciples pushing the children away saying “Jesus is too busy to be bothered”. But Jesus was calling to them “come to me”, sitting there with them on His lap, looking at each face with love saying “the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these children”. He always has time for His children.

I can truly say God has used the children of Rwanda to change my heart. As I leave and go back to my life at home, I may forget some of the children here but I know God will not forget the children of Rwanda. “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she bore? Though she may forget, I will not forget you. See I have your name engraved on the palms of my hands.” Isaiah 49:15-16.