Hawaii … to …. Nepal …
STT = Short Term Team(s)
Short Term Teams are critical to our work in GHNI. Premised on the reality that a persons’ “presence” is powerful; the larger reality is that those who go are measurably transformed, and will have a better heart and head for those in need, experiencing a reality impossible for those who do not go.
Hawaii is a very long way from Nepal. Yet, this Short Term Team was extremely instrumental in moving TCD-Transformational Community Development further along in the villages they served in.
Speaking “cross-culturally” of STT(s), there really is no such thing as a giver or receiver. Both the Hawaii Team AND the Nepal village nationals are giving and receiving of each other, as they relate and learn from each other. As a USA citizen, I can personally vouch for the breadth and depth of what I have personally “received” in working overseas. Nationals are vast in their willingness to “give”, even in those times I am there to serve them. I cannot tell you the number of times I have been GIVEN TO, as nationals in Romania, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and other locales have given me their last chicken, simply because I was the honored guest. It’s a radically humbling experience! And yet we do serve, sometimes in ways we least know.
So come join us to “serve” in GHNI. And I promise you, you will never ever be the same.
A huge “Thank You” to the Hawaii Team. And as my once 4-year old child would say … an even “huger” “Thank You” to the Nepalese nationals who allowed this Hawaii Team the experience and memory of a life-time! Serving has been a true pleasure.
Daniel – S. Asia Lead Assist