Last month, Roo Ciambriello and seven other bloggers joined us in Guatemala, visiting World Vision's work there and witnessing child sponsorship at work. Back home now, Roo reflects on her experience and realizes how a simple yes to the trip has become so much more meaningful.
This post originally appeared on Roo’s blog, Neon Fresh.
During our Guatemala bloggers trip, we met Alma, a former sponsored child who is now the sponsorship coordinator for World Vision Guatemala! Blogger Caleb Wilde interviewed her about being a sponsored child, her job now, and -- because Caleb is a funeral director -- the preventable causes of child mortality in Guatemala.
I spent last week in Guatemala, leading a group of eight bloggers to visit the work World Vision is doing there and witnessing how that work brings hope to the children, families, and communities we serve.
And it was amazing! These kids are amazing. Their passions for Jesus and for music are all but tangible and contagious. But these passions come from somewhere: a history steeped in violence and loss.
This week I’m in Guatemala with the relief organization World Vision, witnessing and reporting on all the incredible work they are doing here. This is the first in a series of posts I’ll be sharing each day about my experiences.