June 2010 Veracruz Reflection
My wonderful opportunity to go with Amiguitos to Veracruz has inspired
me to continue mission work. I have chosen to support one of the kids
from the La Laguna neighborhood and I am planning to go back with
Amiguitos for a December trip.
I was touched by the good-hearted people we met. To me, Americans have
increasingly become more "fake." What I mean by this is that we put up
so many walls to protect us from who knows what that we don't know how
to just be ourselves. That was not the case for the people we met in
Veracruz. They were genuine in their caring and happiness to have us
there. It's such freedom being real with real people!
And lastly, I want to congratulate the folks within the Amiguitos
organization for focusing on truly helping these awesome folks better
their lives. The group continues to return regularly to help educate
the kids, provide school supplies, move the community center
construction along and deliver medicines families need to lead
I would recommend, if you get the opportunity, going to Veracruz with
Amiguitos. It WILL change your outlook on life!