Here is our final team member’s note about her journey to Jordan.
On our trip I learned just how spoiled we are and how we take things for granted – so unappreciative and selfish.
I saw people with faith, love, and hope with a little of nothing that showed hospitality and welcomed us with open arms-thankful for what little they had and keeping their eyes on the Lord with hope.
When we think about faith like a mustard seed, I saw that firsthand in our home visits the church set up for the refugees where they could come together for the hope needed to carry on.
I worked with children that were far behind in learning and not allowed to attend public schools, and women with skills but could not go to work like we can. I saw how important the church school and women’s center and in-home visits are to those hurting refugees. It’s hard to put into words; just something you have to see to appreciate and understand the great need.
Something much needed that we all can do is pray! Prayers for their families, health needs, visas to be able to go to another country and get settled-just to know they’re not forgotten. The children need to be in school, women need a place to use their skills and feel self-worth, men need jobs to care for their families.
In all it was a very humbling, heartbreaking experience-an eye opener as I could see how we take things for granted but thankful for the opportunity to go, see, and do. Praise God!