I don’t know exactly what we expected walking into his home, but I know that
it wasn’t what we found.
The tent seemed to exhale as we opened
its door, and it expelled a torrent of heat. I could not begin to imagine
staying inside these tarpaulin walls all day as sweat
instantly formed against my skin; yet, this is Evansbord’s life everyday.
Evansbord’s home was destroyed in
the earthquake; yet, he survived. He was discovered 24 hours
later, surrounded by rubble but virtually unharmed.
Thursday, the team gathered and prayed…
and prayed… and prayed. After hours of seeking God on behalf of this
child and his family, the team retrieved a tarp, used water from their
water bottles, and created a baptismal on the spot.
Evansbord was smiling, laughing, uttering his first words.
morning, Evansbord was crawling. Friday afternoon, he was playing and
throwing a ball.
He is a transformed boy, joyous and responsive.
The entire community has witnessed this and been astounded.
Evansbord’s life is changed.
His family is changed.
His community is changed.
The team members are changed.