I decided that night I need to do more service. It really makes you grateful for what you have. I have so much and I am thankful for it, but I feel like I become so comfortable with my life that I don't really realize what it would be like to go without.
These people we visited have next to nothing. They are so thankful for us giving them an old worn coat because it is the nicest thing they may ever own.
Some darling little boys were helping us find the apartments in one of the complexes that we were assigned. There was a little food truck, like an ice cream truck, but ethnic foods driving around. We thought it was a little bit funny. I offered to buy the boys a treat for helping us out. So I walked over with these three young boys who maybe had not eaten all day, and one named Abdi says to me, 'this is kind of expensive.' I got a little bit nervous for a second because I only had twenty dollars cash. All three of the boys ordered some chip type things with lemon and sauce on them. The total was $4.50. It broke my heart. A treat for $1.50 was 'expensive'.
They loved the treat and were so thankful for it. I want to be more like them. Overjoyed with the simplest things.
Another complex we went to we gave some things to a family and the sweet lady offered juice to us all. We think they only had one or two glasses, and juice is probably a delicacy for them, but they were so happy to get what we gave them and have us there that they were willing to give us all they had. Just to show their gratitude.
I am going to try and find somewhere I can do service on a regular basis. I need that in my life. It is so good to humble me and teach me what is really important in this life.
I am so thankful for this opportunity I had. It was amazing
too many in the car...we were safe though.
me and Brett. So happy to serve!