Thursday, June 26, 2008

Humbled by Helping



I'm sitting in the Bangkok Airport on my way back to New Zealand trying to process 2 months worth of life changing experiences... and not doing a good job (ha ha).

Here's what I know:

1. I know is that the funds we have distributed from Eat So They Can 2007 and Kilimanjaro 2008 have gone a long, long, long way towards saving children's lives in Kenya. Thank you a million times over donors for those funds. I was blessed to have been the messenger that got to work on distributing the money these last two months.

2. I know that we still have so much work to be done and funds that need to be raised. With the Global Food Crisis worsening Eat So They Can 2008 has never been more important! Kids in Uganda, Kenya, South Africa and Ethiopia need your help.

3. The Kenyan, Ugandan and Rwandan people I met humbled me with their strength, courage, tenacity, compassion and work ethic. I have never met anyone who works as hard as our partner on the ground- Irene. I'm a hard worker... but Irene taught me what it means to be tireless, and selfless.

Overall I feel like this trip has broken me into a thousand little pieces and as the pieces come back together they no longer fit together perfectly.... which is good. It's good to find that an experience has changed your life so much you can't remember what you were like before it happened.

As soon as I get over the dreaded jet lag I'll pop on again to update you all.

It's been a privilege and honor to keep you all updated on how your donations have changed lives.
Photos: Irene, The Tireless!
Kids in Rwanda and our new partner's school.

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