What an experience this has been so far. No way a project like this gets done without a cohesive team and everybody working together doing their part to build a big engine that results in the playground being built. It’s the essence of philanthropic giving and everybody give what they can. Every little bit adds up. Every block every grain of sand and you end up moving mountains. When everybody does their part no matter how small big things can get done.
The girls at the orphanage are connecting with all of us and they are looking at us as tías y tíos (aunts and uncles) and that special connection is not only touching but priceless. You know when you are in the field doing philanthropic work you see the emotions that you had an effect. These girls will remember that someone cares.
Today we took 35 girls to Pizza Hut and to the movies to see Tangle. Then we went back to the orphanage for a Fiesta, The girls played instruments, sang lots of songs and danced for us and of course the food was excelente! We then let the girls play on the playground. The looks on their faces was nothing shy of Priceless! All that hard work digging 54 holes with a shovel and moving 100 tones of sand with long hours and hot days paid off at that very moment.
With very little effort and very little understanding we were able to raise $6700. It may not seem like a lot to all of you guys in the states but heres what we get for it, this is what it did. And it’s going to make life a little bit better for these beautiful young children at this orphanage.
Measure the value it’s going to create in the lives of these children.
The LifeQuest World Fund Team