I just returned from a trip to Boston where I was warmly welcomed by some of our largest and earliest donors. After giving updates on Blue Mountain Project programs and activities, I was greeted by a barrage of insightful questions, suggestions and offers to help a people whose lives are so different from their own.
This visit has given me further proof that the people of the US are changing for the better. When I left the USA to work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1999, many of my friends and families questioned the need to go abroad to help people in a country that they could not even place on a world map. Joining the Blue Mountain Project and meeting our Service Learning Project volunteers showed me that Americans have started to realize that even though we live in relatively isolated circumstances – separated from the majority of the world by huge oceans and have borders with only two other nations; we share that Earth with many who are not as fortunate as we. The world is not as large as it once was and we are becoming better humans for realizing this. And our donors and Service Learning Volunteers are putting this realization into action.