Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I Think He's Got It!

One of our MET students said the other day, "I can't believe our time is almost over. I'm starting to take for granted that I am actually living here with this family (of another culture), something that very few people get to do. " He went on to say that he had chatted with some other visiting Americans who had the opportunity to do a home visit after clinic one day and said that it was so sad and they just wanted to give them some money.
But here we were, in very humble surroundings, eating Sunday lunch with everyone (about 15-16 people) crowded around tiny little tables and counter tops laughing and enjoying each other's company. There is no more sadness in this family than we see in American families. There are normal worries and problems, but also good times and joking and rejoicing. And in the families we have interacted with, there are children who play together without fighting, who don't have to be entertained by the latest toy or technology to have fun, and who help with the housework without whining.
We see problems that need addressing and things that can be improved upon, but also see things that are done well and are a blessing to families here. God is a generous giver of good things!


Mo&We said...

How true; the more we have, the more we want and then we have to have a garage sale to get rid of some junk so we can get more stuff.
God bless you and the people of Guatemala with peace and love and health. Love,Mama

Anna said...

I think I'm gonna send you my kids, we could work on the "doing house work without whining" and the "playing together without fighting" bit.