We have a guest writer on the blog today! Mason Hillmar shares his thoughts concerning what he experienced on our mission trip to Jamaica. Enjoy and be edified!
I came away from Jamaica with a whole different understanding of my life. I had never been outside of the country until this trip, and It was such a blessing for the first place for me to go to be Jamaica. I didn’t experience culture shock because I knew what I was in for, but what I failed to consider was how the people living in this different culture would be so immensely happy. Until we were there, I didn’t consider that this was the only way they would know how to live. I saw them not being sad in their own poverty, but more making the most of everything that they could. It really encouraged me and gave me perspective on things. In America, if we were in the situation they were in, we would not have been as resourceful as they are. It made me aware of how wasteful we are and how we can change to really appreciate the things we have. …continue reading