Saturday, August 9, 2014

So what?

by Andy Waters

I have spent the last 9 months reading books, getting together with my 16 fellow travelers, talking to people about my trip and now flying home from 12 days in Rwanda. On Monday I will be at work and then quickly falling back into my routine. 

So what? I met nice people, learned about a different culture, and saw challenging situations.

I can tell stories for a while. Next week I can write the President and Senators about my concerns about refugees. I can donate some money so a street child can have a safe place to stay. But so what? Does this long journey just end? I hope not! 

God’s people need and deserve more than that. I have ideas like contribute and raise money so a village has a well, continually advocate for all refugees including the ones in Glen Ellyn and take what I learned to try and stop genocides in the future. (Did you know genocides continue and experts predict they will increase in the future?)

I hope and pray this journey continues for a lifetime. I give thanks for the other 16 travelers and hope and pray we all support these young people as they continue their journeys. I look forward to seeing how God uses them and us to make this world a better place.

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