|Posted by Sam Gould on August 2, 2012 at 4:40 PM|
As I was driving to the airport with my mom, I was telling her about how I had no idea what to expect. I never knew that this experience and the people that I met in El Salvador would change my life. I have always been a person who makes a lot of first assumptions. For example, whenever I go to McDonalds or any other fast food chain, I always judge the people that work there. I always just think that these people are not smart enough to get a real job. I never think about what might have happened in their past, or that this is their way of getting higher education to get a better job. While I was in El Salvador, I saw a number of people who are struggling and I automatically came to conclusions about them, but as I got to know them, I realized that they actually knew more than I did. They knew about being a community and doing the work of God each and every day to everyone, even people they had just met. I wish that my town could be like some of the Salvadoran communities, but it isn’t. So I am going to try my hardest to treat everyone as an equal human being and not make any judgments. Lastly, I want to tell these peoples’ stories and let everyone know about the awful things that happen, and are still happening, to youth just like us in El Salvador and all over the world. Whenever I am down, I can just think about how lucky I am to live in a country where I am not in fear for my life.
- Megan Lightcap
Categories: YLA '11-'12: El Salvador