- Posted by Courtney Quigley
- On August 6, 2015
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Dear Hope’s In Community,
Our fifth day was so purposeful. Between finishing House 1, learning about Potter’s House’s sponsorship program and serving the children lunches it was an all around great day. Also today was the last day of the soccer camp and all the volunteers involved with that project agreed that though it started off like a normal day at soccer camp, by the end it was such a special experience. The Treasures expressed such a deep interest in hearing about the volunteers’ lives and talking with them they didn’t even want to play soccer for longer than ten minutes.
As you may know Hope’s In mission statement is “Investing today’s impact in tomorrow’s humanitarians”. That means that we are not only whole heartedly seeking to empower the people we serve but also develop strong, faith filled humanitarians that can eagerly seek to impact the world. I want to leave you with this powerful account from one of our volunteers:
“I am not sure I can even put my experience, thus far, into words. I’ll do my best to sum it up…
This has truly been one of the most amazing, eye-opening, thought provoking, question invoking, and sometimes tear jerking experiences in my lifetime. I feel blessed and privileged to be here. I feel as though I’m doing a great deal, yet not enough. At the end of each day, I can’t wait for the next and I’m sad to think that I will have to go home in only a couple more days.
I am so inspired by the younger group here, which gives me hope that this mission will grow and will be one that lasts many lifetimes. One thing I am certain of is that I, with my family and new friends, am making an impact here. I hope and pray that this is my first of many trips and just the beginning of my involvement with Hope’s In.”
-Carri Nelsen, IL