|Kids are kids!|
Last month I participated in my second sponsor tour, another life-changing trip. This time I went to Haiti, a small island country just south of the US. I thought I knew what to expect since I had participated in a tour before. Yes, some things were similar, however, Haiti is different from any country I have ever visited.
This time there were only 18 people on the trip, half the number of my Peru trip. This provided an intimacy that joined our hearts and souls together quickly. I am so grateful to have gotten to spend time with these lovely people and to now call them friends.
|My family group visiting this family's house|
When I got back from Haiti, however, I didn't have that same feeling. I still can't justify the imbalance in the distribution of wealth in this world. But, I think the poverty was so deep that I just could not/ cannot even think of comparing the wealth/poverty levels of there and here.
Hanging out with like-minded people who also sponsor children and encountering life in a completely different country are definitely life-changing experiences. However, the biggest life-changer for me was, again, experiencing Compassion's ministry.
|Our group with the office staff at one of the centers we visited|
And, walking through the villages, there is an obvious difference that child sponsorship makes in the life of a child and family. Playing with and sharing time with the children at the centers was an incredible experience. These faces are imprinted on my heart.
|Family who benefits from Compassion sponsorship|