"Let your light shine before men, that may see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven" Matthew 5:16
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Another day in Zambia
It has been a wonderful week filled with new learning opportunities. Once again, I’ve had the privilege of working with Gwembe, the children and babies at the Haven. I have learned how precious life is and Gods amazing abilities to let us be the best we can be and live each day through him. Alfred, one of the babies at the Haven, has been at the hospital on oxygen. It was declared that yesterday he died. When we found out about his death all of us said a prayer. It was a very upsetting and emotional time for all of us. At that very moment I thought about why we are put on this planet. That is hopefully to do unto other as you would have them do unto you, be more tolerant of others, be respectful, and to learn and do good things. I believe God has a plan and that things in life happen for a reason. Sometimes we do not always know that reason, but there is a plan. I was reminded of this plan as I was sitting at the dinner table tonight talking to the other group members. It was like dejavu all over again. I had been brought back to a place and time that I vividly remember being before. I feel that it was meant to be which all goes back to Gods plan for each and every one of us. I keep thinking of the differences we all have made and the lives that have been touched. I have gained a plethora of insight and perspective on the people here and their different walks of life. It has been great to get to know so many strong, wonderful people.