Riding around in the back seat of Zarco’s [our security guard] car, everything felt so new any exciting. We stopped to get gas and I marveled at how someone came and pumped it for us. I stared out the window with no idea where we were. I babbled in English.
Even the most ordinary things felt exciting.
I lived in the moment because every moment seemed like the most exciting one.
That summer in Honduras was a long time ago.
And here I take the same street to work every day, and go to the same gas station, and same grocery store. I wish I could drive faster, and that the gas light didn’t pop on at such inconvenient times.
But yesterday I picked up three Nepali women who just began working where I work. They live right in my neighborhood and I had never met them.
Driving down Poplar Avenue seemed a little more exciting through their eyes as they babbled in Nepali.
Walking into work their eyes were big and excited. They taught me how to say “Āja kāma” [work today] on the way there and we said it over and over.
That is how I felt walking into those POI offices. The Honduran staff typed away at their outdated computers, calculated budgets, planned sermons, and drank this disgusting coffee that was brewed with sugar… and I loved every bit of it. I sat in there so inspired to change the world.
Bishnu, Dil, and and Kali seemed ready to change the world yesterday— with their little purses, bananas and limited English.
These ladies are serving in much different circumstances that I ever have. They aren’t on a summer long trip, but rather a forced relocation. They have no return ticket home, but yet they have a wonder, optimism and excitement that fades in my heart so quickly.
Impacting the world can happen from wherever, it just tends to feel more impactful with my passport in my back pocket.
I want to make an impact right where I am, because even the most exotic places become routine if you stay there long enough.
I am so very thankful for Point of Impact and their incredible staff who have taught me so much about living a life of mission. I am also so very thankful for Be Free Revolution and the opportunity to work for such an amazing organization that opens my eyes everyday to the things culture lulls me to ignore.
Le agradezco a las personas de POI que me han enseñado sobre el amor de Dios, ministerio y ayudando lo de más. Gracias por trabajar cada día sin reconocimiento ni riqueza... solo por Dios.