Previous service projects
- Youth Ministry
- Facilitating camps for children
- Education and teaching
- Mentor and facilitator for young girls in an orphanage
- Community outreach and development
- Fund-raising and construction of playground for children's orphanage
I have always been a strong believer that if you feel bad about something or yourself paying it forward can change everything. We are created to give to others; as people we love to help others in our community (whether that's in your suburb or in Africa, we are all one community). And after all the self-pity I've been trying to avoid sinking into I've decided I needed a little humility, given to me by children who deal with REAL problems: the kind of live or die issues that I've never been faced with.
I was once told that when we look at the sick and seemingly helpless as sick and helpless we are missing the mark. In most cases those very people we feel sorry for reveal a hope that exists among us; hope and joy that outshines our version of happiness. That is the lesson they can teach us, because they have less, they are able to grasp what happiness really is. That it is joy felt because they are alive and happiness because they are grateful for this life. These are the lessons I need to be reminded of.
- Claire Q.