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Moved me to care for them

Elon SuenVancouver, CanadaAdministrative Assistant

March 12, 2012

This summer I had a chance to go to Cape Town, South Africa to be part of a group of volunteers. I didn’t get to see exotic wildlife and Africans with spears in their hands, like I had always imagined Africa to be, but I saw something that was more soul-capturing than what’s considered a must-see in Africa. On weekdays, we helped out in Light and Love Home’s After School and Music Programs in Enkanini, a small township there. My heart was captured by the things I saw along the way there. We passed by township after township, one more rundown than the other. Kids were playing outside of the wooden fences along the busy highway. Their play area was not the playgrounds that we see every day; they just played on grass slopes and abandoned car tires. Seeing them, I realized that I am very blessed. All their clothing and shoes have holes in them. Despite these lacks, they were easily satisfied with simple games. I felt very happy when we sang songs and learned about God together. Although they didn’t have much, they now have God in their hearts and can smile. Their lives really move me to care for them more and include them in my life.

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