For the past 17 days Beautiful Gate had the privilege of getting to know and to be served by 13 brothers and sisters in Christ from Forest Hills Bible Chapel in West Michigan.
This team was remarkably flexible, patient and willing to do whatever was asked of them.
One of the main focuses of their mission trip was to serve the housemother’s and children by doing chores, helping with meals and assisting with activities in playgroup.
Another focus was painting. They painted 8 rooms in the baby houses! This is no small feat as there were little hands everywhere throughout the day. They needed to be strategic and plan around the children’s schedules.
To complete their project, they painted 4 murals on the living room walls. The walls look so fresh and clean and the murals add so much joy to the room.
It was very impressive to see some of the team members interacting with the neighborhood children and teens as well. Almost everyday on their break they would go to the neighbors house right outside our gate. They would talk and laugh and play. They also learned a dance together! It was wonderful to see the relationships that were formed and how they made such a lasting impression on these kids. No doubt, the kids made a lasting impression on the team.
The team brought a lot of hand sanitizer for the care staff to help with keeping sickness at bay. They brought baby dolls, beautiful fleece blankets, fleece sweatshirts, receiving blankets, bibs and handmade quilts for our children. Thank you for these gifts and thank you to the dedicated ladies who made them! We deeply appreciate it!
The team also enjoyed a few day trips to see some of God’s creation and the beauty of Lesotho.
Even though it was quite cold this month, the team didn’t complain. Their Christ like attitude was an example to all! Beautiful Gate is so grateful to the team for their service! We really enjoyed getting to know you and working along side of you for the last several weeks!
Blessings and thanks from the staff and children of Beautiful Gate!