Monday, June 10, 2013
Today I was struck, first hand, by the contrast between the contentment of poverty and the agitation of financial success. We saw this family who were just thrilled with a tiny, three-room house with an outhouse. Some others do nothing but complain about the problems caused by their blessings. They buy a fifty thousand dollar car and then whine about how much their insurance costs. Then I wonder, if these poorest of the poor were someday not poor, would they get caught up in the same petty concerns? Maybe they only way to be really content with what you have is just to not have anything in the first place. Brian
We went to the village today, near Ahuachapan to work on the house that the team last week had worked SO hard on. We worked until the early afternoon, and then we left and went to a new orphanage, that we had never taken a group to before. The team loved spending time with the boys and we hope to build a relationship with this orphanage. It housed 400 boys at one time, but now only has about 30. There were some tears shed when we left.