So I knew that this trip was going to hit me hard when I got home, but I didn’t know what that meant. The Saturday after getting home, I felt brain dead. People would talk to me, but I would only catch half of what they said. I had very little emotion and hardly anything to say. I would just stare off into space. Then, when I went back to work on Sunday, I wanted to tell my stories to everyone who complained about something; they would complain about their food not tasting just right, or wanting 5 refills of soda, or that our beer menu wasn’t entirely accurate. The US and Guatemala are so different, and it’s painful to see the world we live in here and how materialized and unthankful we are. That may sound a little harsh, but it’s sadly true. I know this world would be a better place if everyone could have the experience we did in Guatemala.
So now what? Did you know that for just $300 a year you could sponsor a child to attend the school La Asuncion? That includes room and board! And Sheila, the clinics director, is constantly scrounging for money. You can also purchase an ONIL stove to place in a poor persons home for only $100, or you can plant 50 trees for $50. There are so many ways we can help these people. So spread the word and help us spread the light of Christ through showing compassion and love for the poor.
Thanks everyone who has been following our blog, it’s been so nice to be able to share our experiences with you.
“If you pray, you will believe; if you believe, you will love; if you love, you will serve.”