Yesterday was an emotional day. We had spent the entire day in the Kibera slums. Wow. To see such extreme poverty was so overwhelming. I just felt helpless. Standing there looking out over the slums my heart sank. How could we possibly do anything to make a difference? The need is so great. I felt small and insignificant.
But then we entered Seed Academy, a small school run by our guide, Padox, supported by Give International. When we entered the school - we could see the kids hurrying to gather and stand in two rows. When we entered the room they were in they presented us with the most amazing gift they had prepared for us. They started to sing "I am Just One" to the tune of Frere Jacques. Sarah and I both started bawling.
That was it.
We needed that reminder - the need is great. Huge. More than overwhelming. And may not be able to help the million people in the slums. But we can aim to make a difference with just one. And that one may help another one. And then that one may help another....
I am just one. But I can make a difference by helping just one at a time.