Travel Blogs from Sosua
... a four year old who suffers
with a very weak immune system and run a program that feeds between 200-400
children three times a week.
It seems that different things attract different people, but almost unanimously, they have
said that they were attracted by the slower pace of life. At first glance, the
pace doesn't seem all that much slower. In fact, as your zipping in and out of
traffic, feeling a bit like you are in some video game come to life, ...
... I'm not saying that if I had gotten in the water and gone snorkeling I would have brought someone to Christ, but I could have grown closer to my family.
Yesterday we rented stand-up paddle boards and snorkel gear. I was so happy that we got to go paddle boarding but was pretty much dreading the snorkeling. I had told my family that because I have a GoPro I would get in the water and snorkel. On the way to the reef we made one stop to look at ...
... on all
windows and doors. The nicer homes (what in the US would be an average home),
have hired armed guards during the night. What made me want to leave, is that while I was told the place was secure, the reality was that an unlocked gate, about 3 feet high was the only 'security' we had. We had a small lock on our doorknob, nothing that would keep anyone who truly wanted in, out. We slept with tazers for the three nights we were there.
And I use ...
... sharing are not
something they seem to grasp. Even with the older kids, it was difficult to
pass out markers or scissors for a table. Everyone wanted their own and even if
they were not using a marker, they would hold it in their hands, unwilling to
let someone else use it. My first thought was that I could not imagine a world
where you have to hold so tight to that which you feel is yours, because it
might be taken away. But then I realized, I can ...
... a developing country as part of their education.
Three years ago I began researching opportunities for such a trip. To join with an organization is, for the most part, very expensive. Due to the operating costs, and the type of experience they provide (decent lodging, meals included, transportation cost, usually a fun activity), they have to charge quite a bit. More than I felt I could spend since airfare alone was going to be costly. After much ...