From Our Island to Yours
How does one even begin to put into words what an awesome experience that this has been? I know, there are none. Here we are, a group of 10 Newfoundlanders traveling more than 5000 miles away from our homes to change the lives of two families. To say its awesome would be an understatement. There are no words adequate enough to describe this journey.
In this village of Nuevo Renacer its quite evident as you look around to see the change that has already taken place, and with that there is also room for more change. I truly feel blessed to have been given this opportunity .I also look forward to coming back. In this village I see laughter, smiles, gratitude, dignity and much faith. It was very gratifying indeed today to see the smiles on the faces of Carmen Maria and Ramone as they inserted the keys into the locks of their new homes for the first time .It was a sense of security for them and their children. Their smiles resonated deep within me. This was Thanksgiving week in Canada and we certainly have a lot to be thankful for. I also couldn’t think of another place I would have rather been. I wish them lots of health and happiness in their new homes!
I look forward to coming back again and make even more change while I plan our second trip in Oct 2014. From our island to yours, may God keep you in the palm of his hand until we meet again!
Janet – LiveDifferent Hero Holiday Volunteer, Dominican Republic, Making More Change, 2013