Jan. 3, 2016.
After leaving the feeding centre, we had the opportunity to visit the homes of some of the kids we just played with.
The living conditions were a real eye opener. It made us realize how lucky we are back in Canada.
Despite the different living conditions, the people here were extremely happy. We learned that it is not material items that make us happy, but rather family, relationships, and community. All of which the people in payatas have in abundance.
We had an amazing day and experienced a whole gamut of emotions from happiness playing with the kids at the feeding centre, to sadness leaving them behind knowing that we would probably never seem them again, to joy while reconnecting with them in their community, to depression see the living conditions in the surround areas, to motivation as we become awareness of poverty outside of our normal lives, and desire to help and give back.
When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much even more will be required.- Luke 12:48
Now that we know what poverty exists beyond what we normally see, we can never ignore those less fortunate than ourselves.
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