My name is Autumn Buzzell and I live and work in Ghana, West Africa with City of Refuge Ministries. Here, I run our school, Faith Roots International Academy, and get to be a part in rescuing and the healing of children who have been trafficked into the fishing trade, orphaned, abandoned, and those who just need a little extra loving. What an amazing gift this life is!

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Friday, May 16, 2014

I'm Sorry

Yesterday, we were tired, so the idea of leading small groups...well, we were just too tired. We figured that watching a movie would be a good way to spend our youth group time and we wouldn't be stretched too far.  We set it all up, got the sound running, the kids antsy waiting for us to start, but try as we may, our movie wouldn't work.

God had other plans. Our kids began to stand up and share in front of each other. Bible verses, poems, stories of what God was challenging them in...we were so encouraged.

And then, one of our kids stood up, as if it was painful to share...and he shared and confessed and talked about the importance of two small words, "I'm sorry". This boy has been one we have prayed that God would mold and shape and change and soften. And here he was...speaking truth into the lives of our kids.

And when he sat down, our big, gentle Ben turned to him and said, "Thank you for teaching us the value of "I'm sorry.". Those two words can fix so many problems."

That gentle encouragement, his simple and humble words, they challenge and encourage me. 

So grateful for our kids and their simple wisdom.

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