Last night over dinner, I sat next to a new friend from out of town.
Out of the country, actually.
Pieter Boersma is the leader of a baby house in Mozambique. His ministry is dedicated to rescuing babies from abandonment, usually because of AIDS. I was telling him about how my old roommate, Tiffany, came back forever changed from a summer spent changing diapers, pushing toddlers on swings, and generally falling in love with the babies at the baby house that Pieter founded with his wife, Rika. Pieter responded by saying:
"It's so strange what God does. They're just babies you know, but everyone who comes is really impacted. I've learned a lot more about God by caring for orphans these last years than by sitting in church my whole life."