Worth More Than Gold

If you ever get a chance to tell a child they are Kings and Queens on a mission trip, you can watch God’s miracle of love build up their confidence, value, and dreams for the future. We have used the theme Worth More Than Gold many times this year when we disciple youth in Ethiopia, Haiti, and Nicaragua. I love the look on a child’s face when you call them (in their native language) a King or Queen. They usually laugh because we speak Amharic, Creole and Spanish so terribly, but more importantly a child feels honored and valued. We’ve had the opportunity to love big on children who have been former child slaves, abandoned, neglected, abused, trafficked, and unloved. What an incredible responsibility to Simply Love the precious royalty around the whole wide world and invest in the Kingdom living out loud James 1:27.


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    I LOVE this post! Your family has certainly blessed many children and adults by simply living in their country and showing them how much God loves them. This song is a great way to let them know how much they are worth. I was in Nicaragua in February with Project Hope (part of the team from Seattle), I believe it was shortly after your family had arrived. I was so blown away by the Nica people, especially, the children; so beautiful & gracious. I also volunteer in my community for an organization called Olive Crest – they assist with domestic adoption, foster care, and a program called “safe families”. Every time I hear the song, “Kings & Queens” by Audio Adrenaline, I am reminded of the children both in Nicaragua and those in my community who need to be told how special they are to God. The song makes me tear up every time.

    May God continue to bless you, protect you, and give you the courage of lions as your family continues on your journey.

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      Kari Gibson says:

      Shelley, thank you so much for stopping by the new blog and saying hi! What an honor it was being hostess this year to the incredible mission-hearted teams that visited Nicaragua with Project Hope! I love what you said … there are children all over the world that need to know how valuable they are. I’m praying in my new hometown of Springfield, MO that I can find some projects to continue this journey of sharing God’s love to children. We are the ones who have been changed inside & out by the loving communities we have served here in Nica, Haiti, and Ethiopia. Love you!!

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