Saturday, 2 July 2011

A Heart of Giving

                In the past days at Mtendere, we have bonded and created relationships with the people of the village. Though it is only our fifth day, our hearts have been captured by the joy each child brings with a simple smile. We have all been humbled by how they have so little, yet they give so much. Their social-economic status is below us all, yet in some way they find ways to give. Friday was an emotional, moving day as hand crafted gifts were distributed. Gifts made from scrap metal, left over yarn, or anything else they could find. They were so proud of their intricate work, and even more proud to give to us. As we came back together at the end of the day, we all had a new outlook on the gift of giving. To give does not mean your social-economic status is big, it simply means you need to have a big heart.

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