Monday, April 9, 2007

Cereal and Shoes?

They found me.
I am sitting in the very back of the internet cafe, not visible from the entrance.
And they found me.
The same two little boys (ages 6 & 7) who have approached me two other times.
¨Seniorita...¨
I froze.
I remembered what Jesus said about taking care of His children. I had Krystal watch my computer and I got up.
The two boys followed me outside and into the market next door.
They motioned toward the cereal and when I offered to buy milk, they wanted the chocolate kind.
I paid for the things and followed them outside. One of them was re-stringing his shoes because he had lost a shoelace. The littler one lacked shoelaces all together.
I crouched down next to them and asked them if they had other shoes. They looked at me blankly. I couldn´t find words to ask what size they wore, so I tried motioning with my hands.

A woman with brilliant blue eyeshadow exited the store right behind me. I didn´t notice her until she said in English ¨You are trying to ask them what size they wear?¨ I was baffled... no one in El Alto speaks English except we Gringitas.. I told her my struggle, she so asked them for me.

Jesus met me in the Internet Cafe, followed me to the store, and spoke words to me on the sidewalk.

I´m going shoe-shopping.

4 comments:

chrislyn said...

i just got chills!!

ryanmortinson said...

one word. SWEET!

Anonymous said...

Yay! They found you! That's so cool. Thanks for sharing El! ~Violet

katie said...

praise the Lord!!! God is so good, isn't he?