This blog post is written by 7-year-old Caleb Walcott. He spent four days in Surabaya, Indonesia, visiting Cornerstone’s partner ministry, Pondok Hayat.  He went with his parents, two younger siblings, and his grandmother.  A dental team from Cornerstone Community Services also was ministering in Surabaya at the same time. 

I had an awesome trip to Surabaya, Indonesia.  I was happy going on my first mission trip.

On Friday, my family landed in Surabaya.  In the evening, we bought pizza for the children in Simo Children’s Home.  This money came from Cornerstone’s Children Church.  I loved seeing their happy faces when they ate the pizza.

With the kids after we had pizza

With the kids after we had pizza

 

On Saturday, we went to see the dental work being done by the Cornerstone team at Pondok Hayat in the morning.  The dentists helped many people but it was scary to see!  We also went swimming in the afternoon!  In the evening, Daddy and Mommy spoke about parenting to many people from the community.  I liked listening to their messages.

 

My little brother and I greeting the parents at the parenting talk.

My little brother and I greeting the parents at the parenting talk.

 

Mommy preaching about parenting

Mommy preaching about parenting

 

On Sunday, we went to a local church.  Right after that, WE WENT TO CARTOON KINGDOM!!!  I had a fun time with the children from Simo Children’s Home, who we brought with us.  The children laughed and smiled when they went down the big slide.  Oh, I just loved that!  The children were very happy.

 

 

Waiting with my friends outside Cartoon Kingdom

Waiting with my friends to go inside Cartoon Kingdom

 

Playing with the children in Cartoon Kingdom

Playing with the children in Cartoon Kingdom

 

Enjoying ice cream after Cartoon Kingdom with my friends from Simo

Enjoying ice cream after Cartoon Kingdom with my friends from Simo

 

In the evening, Mommy preached to some ladies from the community.  After that, many got saved.

 

Mommy praying for the ladies after she preached

Mommy praying for the ladies after she preached

 

On Monday, our last day in Surabaya, Daddy and Mommy spoke to some mothers-to-be at Pondok Hayat.  I helped Daddy pray for some of the ladies after the message – Mommy and Mama also prayed for some of them.  After that, straight to the airport!

 

Presenting a card to the leader of Pondok Hayat, Ibu Monica, from Cornerstone’s Children’s Church

Presenting a card to the leader of Pondok Hayat, Ibu Monica, from Cornerstone’s Children’s Church

 

I felt blessed to be on this trip.  It made me glad to see the children at the children’s home laugh and smile.  It made me sad that they didn’t have parents.  I will remember the friendships I have made.  I want to go there again!