We were connected to a wonderful organization “Roatan Because We Care (RBWC)” that does amazing work all across the island year round. They contacted us asking if we could be Santa & Mrs. Claus for their Christmas outreach and we were thrilled to get to partner with them in this way.
On Thursday, we went to small communities behind the garbage dump and handed out apples, Santa hats, candy canes and a toy to each child.
It was such a blessing to get to love on so many kids and families and share the love of Jesus with them. Each area of the island that we served at was a poverty ridden community so it was so special to be able to bring smiles and happiness to these children and families the week of Christmas.
On Saturday, we served in a community on our end of the island and our kids went with us and helped serve by doing face painting for children. Their line for face painting was SO long and the kids loved the hearts, soccer balls, seahorses, iguanas and princess crowns the kids were painting on their cheeks for them.
We were so blessed to get to help RBWC with this amazing Christmas outreach to communities from east to west. It was such a blessing to get to spend hours seeing children’s faces light up when they saw Santa, watching kids hungrily eat their apples (some of them even ate the entire core!) and seeing the joy and excitement when they were given a small gift from Santa too.
For many of these children, this was their Christmas. Santa won’t come on Christmas Day, their list of things they rattled off to Santa that they want won’t be under the tree, most of them don’t even have a Christmas tree in their house. To know that we could be a small part of bringing joy to these children and help them have a merry Christmas was the sweetest gift. I think we had as much fun loving on the kids as the kids did getting their goodies. We look forward to partnering with Roatan Because We Care (RBWC) in the future for other mission opportunities.