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Veli Vahstanu Badha Padha Kundi

The telagu phrase in the title of this entry roughly translates as: “Don’t be sad. We’ll be back again.” The white people pictured are the people who hold this phrase in their hearts when thinking of CEM. The brown people pictured are the primary reasons why.

Spending a week with these beautiful children has given us the chance to love like Jesus does–unconditionally and sacrificially. We were able to be surrogate fathers, mothers, big brothers and big sisters. My wife, Jess, spent our last night at CEM in a dorm room with a bunch of the older girls. They did each other’s hair, girl-talked, and danced to music. She was their big sister. I got to hold the hands of and console fearful fourth graders as they had their teeth examined by Sal and Tom. I was their daddy. We all got to watch movies with the children. We were all family.

In loving these children with Jesus’ love the team got just that much closer to experiencing His love for ourselves. Needless to say, this one reason “many of us will be back again.”

-Greg G

1 Corinthians 13:13 (New International Version, ©2010)

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.