The Giving Trip

The Giving Trip
Featured Writer: Executive Director Jan Hanson
http://www.200orphanagesworldwide.org/

In early January 2007, I boarded an early morning flight from Minneapolis making my way to Ayacucho, Peru. While boarding the flight to the Andean city, a woman asked in broken English where I was going. I told her I was serving as an international volunteer in Ayacucho. She said, “It’s very poor there.”  That is precisely why I chose to spend two weeks working with orphans in Ayacucho and it was a trip that changed my life forever.

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12 thoughts on “The Giving Trip

  1. Great post. I also have been to another country and have seen the poorest of poor, and my heart went out to them right out of my chest. I could do absolutely nothing to help. The country I speak of is the Philippines.

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  2. Lesley and Darren, bless you for posting this 200orphanagesworldwide article. I am reblogging to my own website, for these types of connections between many diverse givers and helpers around the world is at the center of my allegorical narrative poetry series. I have also posted to Facebook from your BucketListPublications website.

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  3. Reblogged this on granbee and commented:
    200 ORPHANAGES WORLDWIDE

    Excecutive Director Jan Hanson says,”I told her I was serving as an international volunteer in Ayacucho. She said, “It’s very poor there.” That is precisely why I chose to spend two weeks working with orphans in Ayacucho and it was a trip that changed my life forever.” See if your perspective on who can connect to who for giving in the world does not change in reading this post. See what you think about how these types of connections are revealed slowly in the allegorical fairytale poetry series in this granbee blog!

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