Luke’s Trip to Hogar de Fe, June 2014 Day 1;

“Why are we here?”

This trip to Hogar de Fe is just like all our other trips…. UNIQUE.

We have with us this time, a team of 30 people.  We have complete families on the Ignite team, some with members as young as 5 years old.

In talking to this team today, sometimes one on one in airport terminals, a reoccurring question began to blossom in the minds and voices of our team, “what are we doing?”  “why are we here?”

This reminded me of a message I once heard at a Wednesday night church service.  The theme of this message came from a book Experiencing Poverty: Voices of the Poor.  This theme is fairly simple, in asking the worlds poorest people, what is poverty, the answers were;

  • Shame
  • Fear
  • Uncomfortable
  • Depressed
  • Unhappiness
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Powerlessness
  • Inability to make self heard
  • Lonely

If you looked inward, or if you have a child of you own, and they display any one of these feelings, would you hand them a pair of shoes?  A winter coat?  Not to say these items aren’t needed, but what sounds like the actual NEED?

And while we are over $1 trillion in giving shoes and jackets to the worlds poor, what do they really need?  Why not just take a look?

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