|In her Joseph Store House “uniform.”|
We have been here about two weeks, and I already feel like my daughter is learning so much and is being exposed to a life and world so different than what she is used to. There are parts of Laredo that are obviously very modern, but some of the areas where we work is a world away from the comfortable life we live in PA. My daughter is also learning the meaning of service and that life is not always just about playing. The best part about it is that she is truly enjoying it.
|Pricing items at Joseph Store House|
Up until now, she has helped pack boxes for victims of a flood. She volunteers at the Joseph Store House helping stock and price items. She helps (and plays) at the En Gedi Ranch. The ranch is located in one of the poorest areas of Laredo where many of the residents live in run-down trailers. The ranch serves as a community and training center for the residents.
|My 15-month-old sharing a meal with the kids from Pueblo Nuevo.|
And of course she has made a slew of new friends in just about every area where we work. But these friends are not like her friends back at home. They do not have nearly as many toys as she has and do not live in the comfortable conditions that she enjoys. And yet they are kids just like her who love to laugh, run, play, and just have plain old fun!
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