Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Slumming it

Ever wonder how the "other half" live? Too often our thoughts tell us that we might be the ones without or having to do with less. Our dear Elisa signed up for an experience to find out what life is like to live in poverty.

For three days of her February half-term, Elisa and 16 others from their youth group took part in SLUM SURVIVOR http://www.soulaction.org/slumsurvivor/index.html It is a simulation experience designed by TearFund and hosted locally of living in a slum in make-shift housing, given two meals a day, having to work for materials needed to live, and experiencing lots of injustice along the way.

She came home very cold, dirty, extremely tired, hungry and newly aware of the pain that others feel on a daily basis. We noticed that she has begun to say "thank you" much more than before!

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