A week spent feeding the homeless and playing with orphans in a country where 1 in 3 people suffer from critical hunger is bound to transform the life of anyone, but how does it affect a kid?
Eleven-year-old’s Samuel Kilgore and Jack Billups went on the POI family trip this past week.
My favorite thing was playing soccer with the house home kids, because even though we
have the language barrier we can still interact and play with each other. I also enjoyed when we went to see where the boys and girls live.
I do not think that they [the kids in Honduras] were any different than me, because even though they have different skin color and speak a different language we both have the same smile, laughter, and love for candy. Mostly, we both love to play sports and be outside.
I learned to appreciate what I have because God has put me in a family where I am loved and taken taken care of. I am glad that POI is doing that for kids all around Honduras.
Taking the house home kids to the water park was my favorite part of the trip because we were really able to interact and play with them. They were so excited about swimming and the slides. It was fun to be a part of it since they had never been to a water park.
The kids we met in Honduras are appreciative of little things like a piece of candy. The kids we saw at the city dump were so happy and so thankful to get a meal. A lot of the kids in the United States are more worried about material things and can be greedy. But, in a lot of ways we are all the same; we like doing the same things like playing soccer, swimming and I made a lot of good friends.
I learned to put others first and to be thankful for what I have. I haven’t done anything to deserve what I have and it can all be taken away in a second. It could just as easily be me searching for food or things to sell from the city dump.