“How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart, you begin to understand, there is no going back?”
I now understand why those involved in humanitarian projects seem to return over and over again. For Ramon and Jenni, this was their third trip to San Quintin. For us, it was our first.
Going forward, it is hard for us to imagine a Christmas where we are not serving at the level we did on this great experience. When compared to many of the other fantastic organizations that do so much good in the world, the scope and impact of our meager contribution can be easily diminished.
No one’s bodies were healed.
No one’s car was repaired.
No one got a new home.
But we waste too much time comparing ourselves and our contributions to others.
The miracle of this San Quintin experience was that, for one brief shining moment, a group of 27 people from different backgrounds and experiences was able to give of themselves. Yes, it required each one to stretch a bit and to leave behind their comfort zones. But we did it!
Maybe the lives of those we touched will be changed, maybe not. But I am convinced the lives of those who participated were greatly enriched by the opportunity to serve.
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Thank you, Ramon and Jenni for providing us this wonderful opportunity to serve. Thank you to the kind and great people with which we had with pleasure to serve.
All this, just five hours south of the border.