My trip to Botswana was a humbling experience.
I decided to join the mission group to Botswana at the last minute. I have never done this before nor have I ever been to Botswana so in a way I was excited and not sure what to expect.
I wondered what I could give that would make a difference to the people of Khekheng. By the end of the week I realized it’s what they gave me that really mattered. The conditions in the rural village of Khekheng in the South western part of Botswana, compared to mine were very minimalistic but yet the people living there have so much.
Mother Teresa once said: “We think that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty”.
These people were so easy to give me a smile a handshake, a hug, a spirit of kindness and respect, to make us feel so welcome in their rural village. That was so humbling for me.
“Peace begins with a smile. Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the kingdom of God – the rest will be given. If you judge people, you have no time to love them”. ( Mother Teresa )
So I gave back in return what was abundantly free, God’s enduring and everlasting love for His people.
I enjoyed the team work and fellowship and of course the sunrises and sunsets – priceless.
Thank you God for this amazing, fulfilling and humbling experience.
“Let us not be satisfied with just giving away money. Money is not enough, money can easily be earned and given away. People need your hearts to love them. So spread your love everywhere you go”. ( Mother Teresa )
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