I just read this old essay written by someone I knew a lifetime ago.
(Carl and I worked in the same Refugee camp in the Philippines.
Carl's son was one of my pre-school students.)
I like how Carl writes.
His essay here:
Coincidentally also today, another former preschooler of mine from that same class shared a video of her dad's work at a refugee camp in Sudan.
The man narrating and shown speaking in this video is David.
I met David over 23 years ago through my sister Karen.
They too also worked at that camp in the Philippines.
pre-school teacher at that refugee camp.
If it were not for David, I would have probably not ever have met Steve, whom I met at the camp.
But I digress.
David now works with IOM in Sudan.
Watching this video does a few things to me:
1. It makes me grateful for my life today despite the (air quotes) challenges I experience.
2. It makes me admire people that really put themselves out there to help others. Whether it's near or far. (Just last week 3 dads I know went on mission trips with their daughters.)
3. It makes me wish that I did something for the world.
Watch the video here
While we are on the subject of doing something for others, my friend Chip told me a story from his mission trip. My next post is about that.