About 3 years ago I spent a few weeks on a Field Mission Trip building houses in South Africa,along with visiting Day Care and Elder Care Centers (off any social service radar screen) in order to lend a helping hand. When I first saw this little guy, he was crying silently in a corner, away from the other children in one of those busy shipping containers used for classrooms. I asked him what he wanted and in a soft barely audible voice he said..’water’…. I was able to get him a few cups nearby but what really struck me was how incredibly light he was when I picked him up and held him….like holding a wisp of veld grass….well, the stage was set and I was set to get back into the ‘play’ (not the dress rehearsal) that is this one life we have been given here.
Who knew that now, almost 3 years later, I would be returing to South Africa! I am preparing to leave in 3 scant days to go back to Johannesburg, through PULSE, care of GSKs committment to allowing those of us motivated to volunteer to make a difference in our world ~ the freedom to do just that. I will be working with STOP HUNGER NOW, a hunger relief organization that is committed to working together to end world hunger in our lifetime. SHN strives to and is in fact ~ creating a global committment to mobilize the necessary resources in order to do this, one meal at a time !
Please stay tuned as I learn to blog and begin my real deal of giving back and becoming the change !
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