Family & Hope (Thursday, July 13th)

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We got to visit the eldery in Casa Hogar para Ancianos (Home for the Eldery). At first this visit did not seem to be very emotional to me. However, I met Daniel, a resident of Casa Hogar, who reminded me so much of my late maternal grandfather. He was wearing a beany like my grandfather would and I became emotional remembering my grandfather and his antics. I tried my best to maintain my composure, however, that did not happen as I was saying my goodbyes. His unability to communicate well and in a wheelchair reminded me how much we underappreicate our youth, health, and at times our own elders in our families. I remembered my grandmother (currently unable to move freely as she would like) back home and how often I take her for granted. Today God reminded me how short life is and how we should be grateful for the family we still have today. I became hopeful to spend more time with my grandmother and to share my mission experience with her. This year’s theme (Family: Faith, Hope, Love) became more vivid during the visit while visiting with the elderly.

Hasta Luego,

Team Family in Faith, Hope & Love

 

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