2014 Snapshots

Saturday, October 30

Planting for Others

DPP_0122 DPP_0047Our trip last weekend included a stop at a farm acquired by Global Neighbors for the sole purpose of supplementing the refugees diet with fresh produce.

We volunteered to go plant some fruit trees.  So we got our gloves and spades and set to work.  Our small group (above) managed to plant just over 50 fruit trees along with some banana trees. 

The energy from our kids was uplifting and their enthusiasm was contagious as they understood what we were doing.

DPP_0055 DPP_0059 Of course the next morning as we headed up to the camp we had some aching bodies!!  It was hard work but very rewarding.

As a family we’ve continued to talk about our trip to the border and realize again how fortunate we are, and therefore are really obligated to help others.

I’ll share more pictures of our visit to the camp later…

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.  ~Nelson Henderson

1 comment:

Francesca said...

Cooperation work towards a sustainable life is a very important form of help. Your kids were indeed fortunate to be part of it.

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