Thoughts From a Kid with a View

Thoughts From a Kid with a View

The first thing I saw when I came to Swaziland was beauty. Beautiful mountains. Beautiful scenery. And beautiful people…But the people are not just beautiful, but poor. Not necessarily poor in spirit or heart, but in materials. Just the other day, I went on a home visit to my Special Friend’s home. It was probably about the size of my bedroom…the whole house. The girl, who was my age (13), and her siblings lived with their grandmother, who at the time was out working to provide for her family. Here again, I saw beauty. Beautiful mountains and scenery surrounding beautiful people. But, although the mountains and scenery were beautiful, the people were even more so. The day after that home visit, I was allowed to go on another one. Because no parents lived there, the “man of the house,” who was 17, had the responsibility of caring for 4 other children. Again, the whole household was smaller than my bedroom. Beautiful scenery encircled the small shack. But the people were even more beautiful. These people have such hardships, but have such faith in Jesus that it amazes me. I want to be like them. And I want to help them. Swaziland has rocked my world and the mission doesn’t stop here.
–By Courtney Cox (age 13)

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