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First Day…

Today was our first day of working with the children. Even though we only had a few hours to play with the children, it was extremely moving. The kids in eSwatini may not be rich materialistically, but they sure are rich spiritually. It made me realize how privileged Americans truly are & how much we take for granted. In America we get upset if we come home to our house & we don’t have the specific kind of dinner we were hoping for, but here kids are grateful if they even get to have dinner. Going to the homestead truly broke my heart knowing that I couldn’t do anything to help, except to pray. In America it seems like we believe our financial or social status will rank us in heaven. Here, the kids don’t care what they wear, how they get to the care point, or how many friends they have. The kids are selfless, and have a thirst for love from anyone because most of them do not get love at home. In America, we take things for granted; like a roof over our head; three meals per day; attending school with real blackboards; clothes that aren’t covered by holes; and the love of parents. My hope is for Americans to be hungry for God’s word like the people here in Swaziland are.




  1. Carolyn Powell on June 26, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Alexis, beautifully written. Yes, your heart is full and you will never be the same. Thank you for loving these precious children. Praying for the team as y’all continue to be Jesus’s hands and feet there. Sending my love and hug to each of you❤️

    • Donna Carter on June 26, 2019 at 6:24 pm

      Alexis, you will leave part of your heart there in Swazi, as will all the rest of the team! When I think about the memories we made several years ago when my daughter Sarah and I went it’s just like it was yesterday, so imprinted on my mind and heart! Just such a pivotal life- changing experience. Please give big bear hugs to the missionaries there, my Musa and Xolani, our sweet girls Tiyandza and Nonsikelelo, and Ms. Ruby and all the Go Go’s!! And the little gal that teaches at Ntabas! Ok, now I’ve reminisced myself into tears! Praying for all of you! Donna Carter 🌍

  2. Corey Baxter on June 26, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Love this…great reminder!

  3. Liz Putnam on June 27, 2019 at 9:58 am

    I LOVE this! Alexis, your heart will forever be broken and changed from this experience. Use this trip to be the light when you return to America. Love what you are doing and seeing while you are being the hands and feet of Jesus to those precious babies!

    And a MAJOR shout out and thank you to Tina for sending me a pic of my Nolwazi holding my card that I sent her. I still love her with all my heart! Thank you x1000!!!!!

  4. Josephine Hall-Blackwell on June 28, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Lexi, allow God to continue to work with you and through you during this short period of time. What you are doing for these kids is causing an awful lot of hearts to swell and to grow. Make Him proud! Love you, Mimi

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