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It was ten years ago today that I left to participate on a 17-day mission trip to Africa. (I have no idea why or how I remembered that this morning, just in time for Throwback Thursday, but I did).
It was a life changing trip and if nothing else, I came away with the understanding that it is important to be appreciative of what you have. It is easy to see others with more and focus on what we don’t have, as opposed to seeing how much we have compared to some and being thankful for that.
Most of the people we interacted with had so little by our standards, but they seemed much happier thank most Americans. . . Joy without complexity.
At one point, we lost electricty for almost an entire day and no one seem to notice because it happens so often that they don’t depend on it.
Most of us do not realize how fortunate we really are.
A few photos. . .