“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world,” states James 1:27. Journey has been able to live out this scripture in a hands on way this week by serving in an orphanage all week and hearing about the vision of Kimbilio Project. Many of the children in the orphanage do not receive a lot of one on one attention, but this week Journey is changing that. They have been feeding and changing babies, implementing physical therapy activities, and teaching the Rejoice Project. They have been praying over the children, looking them in the eyes to tell them how much God loves them, they are not a mistake, and God has mighty plans for them! Kimbilio and Journey welcomed two visitors over the past week, Sara Gruber and Chelsea Radcliff. They were here to do painting/art therapy with the children. Journey supported Sara and Chelsea by helping the children paint canvases with their hand and foot prints. I was able to share the vision and mission of Kimbilio Project with the interns during this week. I also got to share some of the story of how God gave me the vision for Kimbilio and the story He is writing in my life with working on this project. I got to encourage Journey to not to hold back on dreaming big and pursuing visions that God has given them. No matter how old they are God can still use them to do mighty things in His name and for His glory! The interns have been able to experience God’s love in new ways through the children at this orphanage. It is beautiful to see the interns loving these children and experiencing orphan care.
Edward Phillips | Director of Kimbilio