Meet Marvin, An Unexpected Joy

You never know what you might encounter while out on distribution.

Yesterday in Danli one team went high into the mountains to a remote area to serve the people with gifts of food, stuffed animals and ice cream. We went door-to-door inviting people to join us in a clearing not far away. That’s when we met Marvin.

When we came to his home it was typical for the area with no indoor plumbing and one sink as the sole source of water. Marvin is 28 years old and suffers from cerebal palsey. He has minimal speech ability and has no use of his arms or legs. We told his mother that we would pay him a special visit after the meeting.

We had a great time sharing the Lord with about 35 people before heading back to Marvin’s.

When we arrived you could see Marvin’s face light up. He recognized the person who had visited earlier. Then as another 10 people showed up Marvin was ecstatic. One of us began feeding Marvin and it became clear that Marvin likes ice cream.

We prayed for Marvin and his family and then just enjoyed being in the presence of pure joy.

I think we all learned something from Marvin today.