A group of ten people from Houston are on a summer service trip at Niños de la Luz this week and Krista Kistler is a part of that team. She decided to write a bit about why she comes on these trips.
I have come to Honduras 5 different times, each time a different experience. Seeing the boys grow up has been one of the most wonderful things I've seen. I've been able to witness success stories, growth in faith, and relationships that are sustained even through distance. Heart4Children and Niños de la Luz are family to me. No matter how long I've been gone, when I come back, we start right back where we left off. The reason I keep coming back is because I know that through the Lord, the boys can see just how much they are sincerely loved and cared for through anything they have endured. I love to see their smiles and genuine joy with the small things in life. They all serve so well, even when they know we come to serve them. I believe that this organization will continue to grow and instill in the boys that Jesus created them on purpose and for a purpose, and that with love from us, education, and pursuing their faith, they can become successful and make their dreams come true. It's amazing to be apart of this family that so truly believes in these boys.