Saturday, March 10, 2012

Whenever my kids start to get a little too Edmondish, I'm totally sending them here for the weekend.

Yesterday, our Missions Sunday planning committee headed here.  The HUT is a simulation camp where people can go to train for (or just experience) life on the mission field.  You can live in the slums of Port a Prince, Haiti, an African tribal village, a remote farm culture in Asia, or even in a poverty stricken American community.  
It. Was. Humbling.  The toilets were...well, nonexistent. Some villages have latrines.  Some villages have ways to purify water.  Some have neither.  And sure, you can eat dinner.  You just have to go to the market, figure out how to communicate to people that speak no english, take back whatever is available to your village, and then figure out how on earth to cook it.

It's called perspective, people.  And I gained a little.  I think this is where my future teenagers are going to spend a couple of weekends a year.  Who's in?

5 comments:

Dara Wills said...

Wow, that sounds amazing. I'm totally in for shipping off future teenagers there when they need some perspective. Also, on a completely random note, in the picture you look so tiny! Are you really that much shorter than everyone else or was it the angle?

Wa Wa Waughs said...

My daughter LOVES HUT. She's camped there and worked there also for World Mission workshop. Neat program!

Alyssa said...

Wow! That is really neat and scary all at once! And P.S. I like your bangs!

Summer said...

Yes, I look like a midget in that picture. And I am one. Those tall blondes I traveled with didn't help things....

Tesha said...

Very funny yes most teenagers could use a good dose of that. I jumped over here from Kelly's blog. I love the pictures of you kids dressed up so cute. I recently started a blog when my son was stillborn 1-24-12. I am so happy about this link up to look into the lives of other pastors wives.