We had the great privilege of working with Abby and Heidi this past August & September. Recent graduates with the doctorate in Physical Therapy, these two young women have a passion for service and want to use their gifts and talents to help others and glorify God. We are so grateful they partnered with us to provide physical therapy and education at the special needs school and nursing home.
A note from Heidi:
"After Abby and I graduated from physical therapy school this past August, we were interested in spending time serving people in another part of the world. We knew we wanted to be a part of Pure Joy after hearing their mission to “bring hope and healing to communities by sharing the love and joy found in Jesus Christ.” During our few weeks in Guatemala, we were able to join the team in ministries, provide physical therapy to children at the special needs school, and deliver training sessions for the staff at the elderly home. Our favorite part was educating the families and getting to know the students at the special needs school. The children we met were so full of life!
During that time, I was reminded of Matthew 25 when Jesus said, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me …Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” God taught us, through Pure Joy Missions that making a difference does not have to be through extravagant plans or large-scale movements. Sometimes it is about helping a child walk better, feeding an elderly person, or praying with a family. Making a difference is ultimately about sharing the love and joy of Jesus Christ."
Thank you Heidi and Abby for the selfless love you shared with our friends.