Humbled to Be a Part of Something so Wonderful.
Hensley, works at the Home Office and is the coordinator of our Give Back efforts and our PR & Special Events Manager. She went on our recent Mission Trip to Peru. Here is her story...
"I was so nervous to meet the sweet little girl whose photo hangs on my desk.
I didn’t know what the experience would be like, how long we would have together, what we were going to do when we met each other, if she would like me….but most importantly how I was going to be able to talk to her?!? I spoke with others who had been on mission trips before and also spent some time praying about the situation. Turns out, we didn’t say a word to each other the entire day but it was the most heartwarming experience of my life.
I was overwhelmed with joy to be sitting next to her coloring princess dresses and making colorful necklaces. It felt like we were truly best friends. She would look up at me and smile, and it’s like I knew exactly what she was thinking. It wasn’t even necessary to speak a word to each other.
The most surprising thing that I experienced on my adventure in Peru was the difference in life inside those four walls of a Coprodeli School, and life outside. I had never seen firsthand what poverty truly means and my heart ached for the children, families and communities.
When we stepped foot into the first Coprodeli School, it felt like we were in a different world. Children were dancing, singing and learning. The children we met at Copordeli Schools were so full of joy. They each had a huge smile on their face, a cute little uniform on, and loved getting to hug and kiss all over us.
The schools were amazing. They had games, textbooks and you could hear laughter echoing through the hallways. There were trees and flowers blooming on every corner. I wished I could stay there and play with those happy faces every single day. They were so proud of what they had, and I was humbled to get to be a part of something so wonderful.
I hope and pray that one day every single child in those communities that we witnessed will have the amazing privilege of attending a Coprodeli School."