I just got home from a short term missions trip in Haiti. I got there and built relationships with children from the poorest of conditions. I am home now and the first week, all I did was cry. I still cry sometimes but I get so angry at the self-centered culture we live in. What are some ways I can get back home mentally but use this passion for something here in the US?
|August 21, 2015 at 06:47|
I know how you feel, I’ve been abroad too and the feeling you get when you come back home is hard to explain. What helps me first of all is to remember the good in our culture. What do you like about living in the US? It will help you not to be so sad about the way we live. Then, try to remember what you gained in Haiti, try to remember the perspective you got over there and incorporate that into your daily life. For example, when I was in Rwanda, Africa, we were being careful with water so when I came back home I tried to continue that. And the people there were so happy with so little, they never complained, so I’ve tried to keep this perspective on life. I hope that it all makes sense, it’s hard to put into words, and I hope this helps. Oh and if you can, do more trips like that in the future. I did and the feeling you get when you experience poorer cultures never goes away. It’s so important to remember what’s important, and living it abroad helps with that. Anyways, I hope I helped, if I confused you, let me know.
|August 25, 2015 at 19:46|
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