The other passion that I discovered here is a deep concern for the poor. I feel a mission and newly-discovered motivation to help communities find the desire and means to escape the cycle of poverty. I learned how wonderful and insightful the VIDES community members are, but how much the children need something greater to hope for and someone to model for them the love that Christ has shown us. I believe so strongly in the power of education to change communities, and with constant new ideas and growth, one day this area will be completely different from when VIDES first started here. I thank everyone for this unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience to serve.
- Tessa K.