Sending My Son To an Earthquake Zone

On Saturday, April 25, 2015 a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake had hit Nepal and the country was devastated.  Our organization had the opportunity to go and help establish a clean water filter factory to help those in need of water.  He was 11 at the time and Marc had a trip scheduled to Nepal. My son wanted to go but we knew it was not yet “safe.”  I said yes and this is why I did.  My son at 11 already told us that he wanted to help those in need.  To live in a place where people are in need and have the skills to help them.  He is a natural leader and wants his life to be purposeful.  So I sent him and it rocked his world.  He saw homes devastated and people sleeping on the streets.  He felt the pain of not being able to travel due to gas shortages and meet those whose lives were destroyed.  He felt their hopelessness and this confirmed his call.  He was born to make a difference and will never settle for less!  The risk was worth it!

“If you play it safe in life you’ve decided that you don’t want to grow any more.”

– Shirley Hufstedler

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