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by Elizabeth Aranda March. 06, 2017 2508 views

For his privacy I won't share his name but this lil boy has reallllly touched my heart. Ever since I arrived in Ensenada and started working with the skate ministry, I've seen this lil boy running around the skate park. He doesn't have his own skate board so I've always let him borrow mine and the kids a natural- if he had his own board thought he'd be much better. But I get excited to see what a natural he is. He asks me for food and water a lot so I bring him apples and bananas (except I think I'm going to take him to a gas station called OXXO next time I see him to treat him to a candy car because everyone likes junk food). Well I was watching him skate on my board a few days ago and it hit me. I knew what I had to do and to be honest I didn't want to do it. I LOVE skating and I love my skate board. But so does this kid. And I don't know his story or his background but his family might not be able to buy him a board. So I did something super hard- I gave him my board. Immediately I knew it was the right choice seeing how happy he was. It kind of sucks not having a skate board especially since it's so hard to find a place to buy skateboards in México but I know god will provide me another skateboard when the time is right. It was a very humbling experience. Everything I own is not mine but it is gods and everything god owns is mine. God was able to use something of mine to bless another and I'm ecstatic about it. Also I speak very bad Spanish and he doesn't speak English, so I find it amazing that I'm growing such a close friendship with this boy despite the language barrier. It shows gods grace and love. I wanted to share this story only in hopes that it inspires whoever is reading this. So reader, I don't know how this will affect you but i hope god speaks to you through it. 

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Giancarlo Fosci 2 years, 6 months ago

Very nice shot

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Barbra 2 years, 6 months ago

Very touching !! You did an amazing thing <3 I wish all the best for this boy.

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Sarah 2 years, 6 months ago

You are an inspiration!

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Daniel Morse 2 years, 6 months ago

Truly touching! So glad you got to experience how great giving something, when it's not easy. Giving is more fulfilling than receiving alone. God works in amazing ways, so thank you for sharing! God bless

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Stephanie 2 years, 6 months ago

Its wonderful to be able to share God's gifts and I'm sure you'll get another board shortly. Wonderful capture and great story too. ;-)

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Shimna M 2 years, 6 months ago

Thanks for sharing... You are an inspiration <3

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ram Ya 2 years, 6 months ago

What a touching story and act of kindness and generosity.
Thank you for sharing and inspiring all of us!

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