We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty”.- Mother Teresa
Today we visited a local village “llano Grande.” Each student had the opportunity to stay with a host family for three hours helping the family with their everyday chores or playing outside with the kids and finding ways to interact with the family even though there was a language barrier. Despite each family’s situation they all looked happy and were enjoying themselves because they had love in a place where even though they didn’t have much but what kept them going was knowing that they would have a family to go home to. When I think about how much I take for granted it made me feel guilty because what I value is materialistic but to them they value that love in their family which is important to them. It all comes to being grateful for the family you have because you only get one.
After the wonderful day we spent with the families we went to teach at a English tutoring class to help kids and young adult build their English skills . We’re starting to get the flow of things and we still have little difficulties but slowly we are overcoming them as we interact with the students and come up with lessons to better benefit them.
It’s been a great a learning experience being leader of the day as the day’s come to an end I want to put what I’ve learned into practice in the future.