Team Honduras

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A House Full Of Clowns........

    Recently, Taylor went over to a missionary couples house here in Costa Rica. Like us, they are headed to Honduras to work with children. They will just be in another area. Around Christmas time we had a party at the school for a local children's home. The Zell's had set up a booth where they made balloon animals and they also did face painting. The kids LOVED IT. They had all kinds of balloon creatures.

Taylor went over to their house becasue we are going to have a "VBS" here in a few weeks for all of the missionary kids while the parents are in services each day. They taught her and a bunch of other folks how to twist and turn those balloons just right to create something wonderful.

The night she came home, her arms were full of the creations that they had made. She had a hat, dog, turtle and Josiah's favotite his SWORD. He loved it. I had a house full of clowns. They were running around and sword fighting and laughing. The sound that every parent wants to hear. Their children having fun.

As I sit here today and review the pictures that I took that night and watch the video clip of Taylor having so much fun with Josiah it made me think of the verse in Colossians 3:23. The Bible says "and whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men".  Taylor will be 15 in a few weeks and I started to think about this new talent that she now has. She can bring JOY to those who might have lost it, she can recapture a smile on a sad little face of a child that has been abandoned. She can use this trait as unto the Lord. He can use this trait to help her be a witness in a whole new way. You know sometimes we may think that we have useless traits that mean nothing...but wait what does the Bible say again...."and whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men." As long as we use the gifts that God has given us to glorify the Lord, he will use it, in a way that only HE can.

So, while I look at my house of clowns....I see a girl that God has given another gift too....a gift that she can now use in a way that others can not. She can twist and turn a balloon into a new creature while sharing the Gospel that will infact twist and change a person...a child's life sharing love the LOVE of Christ!


  1. So cute!! Great to hear your voice again!

  2. It's amazing that God knows what to bring into our lives to help us do his work. ballons can be the parting of the red sea - - to bring someone to God - - - so COOOOOOOOL the george