Jen has really been looking for ways to get involved locally and make a difference, and I really commend her for it. We’ve both been feeling so limp lately. We’ve been “busy” but since leaving Uganda, we’re no longer both full-time with charity and ministry projects and it’s really weighing on us.
Yes, we’re busy with “life” and I’m working a “real job” (which I’m REALLY thankful for because it’s a great job and helping us rebuild our credit, pay off our IRS debt, and provides security for our family) but still, just like in 2009, when we took off to Uganda, we’re both feeling pretty unfulfilled.
When Jen discovered the Compassion Experience, I was immediately interested. She signed up for four days of volunteering (Fri-Mon) and because of my work schedule, I could only sign up for two weekend days.
It was a long weekend for me, and en even longer one for Jen. We “lost” about six hours a day and frankly we were both pretty exhausted but now that I’m on the other side of it, I’m extremely grateful to Jen for plunging in and getting us involved.
It’s been too long since I’ve rolled up my sleeves and sweated for a “good cause”. It felt great. I’m sorry I stopped as long as I did.
What an unbelievable time we had. Compassion Experience is a mobile event that does an incredible job sharing the stories and lives of children that have been assisted through Compassion’s programs. Shamim’s Ugandan story was especially powerful, and I can say first-hand that it felt exactly like being in Uganda. Well, as much as is possible. From the props, which were from Uganda to the set up of the rooms, they did an incredible job sharing a glimpse of Uganda.
It was so realistic, it made me really miss Uganda. So strange being “homesick” at “home”.
When the Compassion Experience comes to town, you should definitely check it out, and be sure to sponsor a child.