Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Service Sunday

Throughout Thai history, the elderly have been
The glue of the family, pillar of community
But times have changed, and they are now seen
As nothing more but a burden to society

Abandoned by children, their burdens compounded
Raising grandchildren, their pains were acute
To care for them Ruth Center was founded
For every life counted, even the old and destitute

So for Service Sunday, we cared for the young
Be their brothers and sisters, if just for a day

When they arrived, with wide eyes and a timid tongue
To their party, slowly they made their way

Seeking His blessing, to God we prayed
In His mighty hands this day we laid

His love so swiftly touched every heart
The room overflowed with laughter and joy

Not sitting idle, adults played their part
To prepare a feast for all to enjoy

Soon 'twas midday
Our hearts brimmed with gratitude
Grace we did say
Asking blessings for the food

The ice-cream was cold, but our hearts were warmed
For a smile remained on every little face

Every soul present was somehow transformed
By the time we left the magical place

Farewell, our little friends, may the Lord protect you
Cherish the memories, we'll always remember you


Sweet Shot Day

20 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

God bless those who made this happen ..

Anita Johnson said...

What a wonderful post! The joy on everyones face is so apparent!

Sharon Wagner said...

That is such a touching tribute. Beautifully written and photographed.

Ashley Sisk said...

I'm so glad you captured these moments - I was really praying for you this weekend.

kimmyskids said...

Makes me want to cry. Are they from Klong Toey? Looks like they had a wonderful day.

tinajo said...

Love this and made me feel very touched. You´re good girl! :-)

Maddy said...

all these photos brought a smile to my face! It feels so wonderful to give back and these children looks so, so happy! God bless all those involved in making this happen!

Keetha Broyles said...

What a wonderful day of love!

Tamar SB said...

What a touching thing to do! So sweet!

Tamar

Nics Cahill said...

Brilliantly written and photographed, I loved having a glance at your day, through your words and pictures, they are just fantastic.

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Erika B said...

What a beautiful thing to do!

Erika B

tinajo said...

Oh yes - I´m SO enjoying it! :-)

Buckeroomama said...

This is beautiful, Serline. Just look at those faces --so happy! What a wonderful mission.

Cedar said...

Beautiful post with lovely pictures capturing a special day. What a lovely reminder to "serve one another in love."

Leigh said...

That food shot is awesome! Great pics!

Dirt On The Rocks said...

what a very touching post. it definitely looks like a great foundation.

Paula said...

Serline, far and few take the time to help others without asking for anything in return. You have a beautiful heart and soul ... thank you, for giving your time and love to those who were in need. It has always amazed me what just one small act of kindness can do for another living soul. Warmest regards and hugs ...

Kala said...

This is a wonderfully touching series Serline.

Jenny said...

This made my heart smile. It is sad how the elderly become disposable.

Hallie Westcott said...

Such a beautiful post. The images of the children praying made my heart full. Thank you for sharing this.