I was asked yesterday by a friend to sum up my trip in one word.
One word? Seriously?
Try it, one word to sum up the last month of your life.
I visit a country listed 3rd from the bottom of UN's human development list , the people have next to nothing, the streets are littered with garbage, goats, cows, sheep and young children roam the streets at all hours, a country where people rarely have the opportunity to travel, where even basic education is a luxury. Goods are available on every street corner, but funds to purchase such goods is scarce. However in the midst of this extreme poverty the people are gracious, kind and generous. Family is valued and communities are depended upon. They have joy. in the midst of it all. Experiencing and being on the receiving end of that was truly HUMBLING!
I will never be the same after Africa......
Friday, September 30, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Here are just a few of the sights
Typical African road -
hard packed, washboard,
|Working with my first set of girls. What an amazing |
privilege to be here and share this time with them.