When it comes to mission trips or sponsorship, the people giving their time or money typically think they are the ones making a difference in the lives of others. While this is true, there is another side to the story. What if we told you that, on a Beautiful Feet mission trip, your life will be impacted just as much – or dare we say more? In America, we are fortunate enough to have the basic necessities to live and then some. Most of us wake up in the morning and have easy access to water and a refrigerator full of food to eat from.
So, what happens when you step away from your everyday reality and step into a third world country? Everything changes. You see real needs and people desperate for hope. You see that what is commonplace to you is a treasured gift to another.
Below are stories of people who have been impacted through the ministry of Beautiful Feet.
“I went on my first mission trip to Nicaragua through Beautiful Feet, expecting to help these people living in poverty and changing their lives by declaring the name of Jesus and doing his work. That expectation was met. I fell in love with all of the kids in Cristo Rey, the way they ran to you with no hesitation and open arms, and their smiles that lit up when they saw you.
“While in Cristo Rey, I met a girl named Ursina and we became close. I decided to sponsor her, which means she gets to go to school, get food, and medical care. I truly believe I changed her life in some way. But in return, God used her to change my life too. One expectation I didn’t have was that they would be so joyful. That they praised Jesus even in their trials and the situation they are placed in. They showed me a glimpse of Jesus that I didn’t know yet. I not only fell head over heels for these families, these people, and Cristo Rey, but I fell head over heels for Jesus. It took someone who has very little but a lot of faith to show me.”
“Beautiful Feet has impacted my life in such a positive way. It has shown me how to live and how to love. It has also shown me the importance of building relationships. Most importantly, Beautiful Feet has given me the opportunity to make a difference. Through Beautiful Feet, I sponsor a girl named Selchi. She has been a blessing to me as much as we have been to her. I highly encourage you to keep in touch with Beautiful Feet. God has amazing things in store for this organization and I am super excited to see what will unfold. BIG things are coming.”
Nicole Nicely Seravello
“The work done by Beautiful Feet has forever changed my life. I have found a second family in the people of Cristo Rey, and I am so beyond grateful to Beautiful Feet for the opportunity to sponsor a child and continually visit and maintain relationships with these people that I have grown to love with my whole heart.”
After reading these stories, you can see the reoccurring theme that, while these three were helping the people of Nicaragua and Guatemala, their hearts were being transformed in the process. The heart behind Beautiful Feet is to build bridges of hope between those living in poverty and those living in America. To find out how you can be a part of this movement, visit our website.