Monday, January 09, 2006


Have you ever taken a service trip of some sort and then have it become a life changing experience for you as well? When you go with an open heart and mind and allow yourself to be vulnerable in order to really make an impact in someone's life or in a certain area, you too become moved or even humbled in the experience. That is what happened to me during my short visit to Zimbabwe. My interactions with the community allowed me to see and appreciate real gratitude, strong faith, and abundant love. I can't put into words the shift in perspective that took place, but I will be ever grateful to God for the experience, to the friends I made who have showed me real happiness, real love, and real satisfaction through their strong faith.