In the summer of 2012, I visited the West African countries of Liberia and Guinea to investigate a project involving a local school and health clinic. I came back thinking that I felt more humbled than I would probably ever feel.
I was wrong.
For the past twelve days, my family has hosted one of the leaders from Liberia as he is in the US to work on those projects. And never have I been more humbled or even embarrassed than this experience.
How do you comfortably take someone to HEB when they come from a country where food is scarce? How do you comfortably explain to someone about watering the lawn when they come from a country where the lack of clean water kills kids daily? I could go on and on.
Needless to say, it has been an eye-opening experience for my family. While we hope to continue our relationship with our visitor, I also hope to look at things through a new eye so that I remember to be grateful for all that we have.