“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ― Ghandi

Friday, July 6, 2012

Just This, words from a fellow volunteer:

Unable to put my experience into my own words just yet, I borrow these words from a fellow volunteer, which can be found at the Foot2Afrika website:

"Go to Africa because you can have the most beautiful dresses custom made. Go to Africa because you don’t need to live by a watch. Go to Africa because the food is amazing. Go to Africa because the daladala makes a morning commute exciting. Go to Africa because children who seemingly have nothing will give you everything. Go to Africa because you will be welcomed like family. Go to Africa because you can watch zebras run free. But if you go to Africa with some idea in your mind that you are going to save Africa, I think you will quickly realize that Africa will save you.
In the end, I know that what we gave was nothing compared to what we were given. And those gifts and lessons we were given will remain in my heart for the rest of my life."
Truer words could not be spoken.

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