Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Compassion International


On Saturday, we had the opportunity to go to an indian village to see Compassion International in operation.

This young indian girl is named Marlita, (yes, named after my sister Marlita). She is 17 and loves Jesus and is one of the leaders of this Compassion ministry to the children in her own village. How cool is that.

I enjoyed playing with my camera at the Indian village because the children actually pose for the photos, unlike my own 5 little subjects.



I was standing at the right place at the right time for this one below. John and the little girl are each taking each other's photos...

Compassion provides clothes, a weekly meal...







And a Bible lesson every Saturday morning


We really enjoyed being a part of this experience of caring for children.....
And the animals....in need

The typical dress there for women consists of these colorful and lacey costumes

Handmade by the women in the village out of these materials....



My girls each wanted to buy one for $10 each and they wore them to church on Sunday. I cracked up at Hope telling a lady, in english, "I'm not really a Mexican. My daddy just bought this dress for me."

Perfect for twirling in.....

Does that bring back memories?

So glad I made her wear shorts that morning!

9 comments:

thedickinsonfamily said...

What a beautiful time you must have had. The pictures put us right there with you. Thanks for sharing this wonderful experience with us.

Oma Roberta said...

The sucker in Hope's mouth is so typical as well. Seems even tho food may be scarce especially milk and protein, the children always find a candy or "dulce" to suck on. It was fun seeing the girls so happy with their new dresses!!

little dalene said...

LOVE all the pics! I think I need to go visit my Aunt and Uncle when I get back from Korea! :)

Tim Rovenstine said...

I'm impressed, you are gifted at fitting this all together, Charissa

Alicia said...

beautiful pictures,

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures. Sounds like a great time.

Jan

Chad and Dana said...

This post made me smile...makes me think of my little sister's polka dotted dress that she would twirl endlessly in as a child. She called it her full taco dress! Great memory....thanks!

La Viajera Insaciable said...

Loving the photos--both the subjects and your impressive photography, Charissa!

Robin said...

Charissa, you tell the best picture stories!

I've been trying to come back here and comment on the pictures of Hope twirling in her dress. The pictures made me think of the book Captivating. When they talk about twirling and looking for approval from our dads.