Making a difference
A group from church have just come back from rural South Africa where they have been helping an organisation called Ten Thousand Homes build accommodation for those without homes, and generally encouraging, loving and coming alongside people living in extreme poverty. It certainly appears to have been an amazing and life-changing trip. It reminded me of one on my own mission experiences from the late 90’s to Albania. When one returns home, it’s a difficult adjustment.
So, despite all the absolute horror going on in the world, which fills our TV screens and media feeds, we can draw encouragement from the fact that somewhere, there are beautiful people doing beautiful things for other beautiful people. The latter may not look beautiful on the outside, but they are in fact, hidden treasures. It’s a privilege to know and be friends with many of the folks who have just returned home, and I pray that seeing and hearing what they have been involved in will only spur me on to be someone who makes a positive difference in the lives of others.