“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;
- Low Self Esteem
- Inability to make self heard
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?