|The women and children of "Happy Woman Migrant Shelter" greeted us with fruit & rice treats|
I Corinthians 13:13
As I travel the world as a Christian global ambassador for peace one constant thing I see is the longing for dignity and hope in the human soul. The women in this shelter that I visited just yesterday in Seoul, Korea have escaped terrible, sometimes life-threatening abuse in their home. All of them have young children with ages ranging from 8 months to 13 years old. Because of an amazing woman who loves and cares for them they embrace hope for the future. These families were so well-adjusted and happy to see us that they gave us a little party. One 8 year old girl kept coming up to me and saying "hello" as she practiced her English...it was so cute.
This shelter is run so very similar to Grandma's House of Hope grandmashouseofhope.org in Orange County that I mentioned to my fellow Global Peace Women that the shelter should be considered a 'sister shelter' because of their philosophies and treatment modalities. More importantly they are a great example of the power of just one person to make a difference in the world. The women and children in both shelters would "fall between the cracks" of society if one person didn't decide to do something for them. This is a real example of unconditional love.
The next time you say to yourself "I wish I could do something to help", you can. There are many people in the world who need your help. Helping others can also keep you focused on all that is right in your own life. It will help you to keep a thankful attitude.
Even if it's just showing kindness to a neighbor who can no longer do something for themselves, or even something as seemingly small as showing a kind greeting to that grumpy store clerk the next time you encounter them. Remember that the "greatest of these is love."
God is blessing you. Donna