Kendyl Leath, a college student from Memphis, Tennessee, came to San Luis in August. Her radiant smile and sweet spirit was a blessing and gift to every place she went and showed God's love. From working at the shut ins projects, standing in the middle of the garbage dump and giving out beans and rice, running around with the Oasis Boys, Kendyl made a huge difference. This past week as Kendyl looked through her photos from the trip, she reflected on her experience.
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
"Looking back through pictures and videos of Mexico I can't help but smile. The only way I can possibly describe the people there is just by using the word Joy. The joy of the adults and kids was so radiant. Where earthly mothers and fathers may have fallen short of their role or may be in a really hard situation, these boys find joy and strength in their Heavenly Father. Wow."
"In the midst of Something as simple as a dance party late at night, or a game of hide and seek I was reminded of the goodness of hope and faith in Christ. I got to see that we are all intricately designed by God and each one of us had different personalities, different nationalities, and even different languages, but that didn't even matter because we could all share the Joy of the Lord together."