Posted Wednesday November 02, 2016 by slm

In this past year, I have been given the opportunity of a lifetime, the pleasure of serving the girls of Hogar Maria Auxilliadora, in Cochabamba, Bolivia. These girls have taught me more than just how to braid their hair in every which way, dance suave like a Bolivian, and speak Spanish, they taught me life lessons I could not have learned anywhere else. Most importantly they have taught me to serve completely selflessly. When many of us serve, we find ourselves serving with the expectation of seeing tangible results from our work or finding some form personal gain. In my time here, however, these girls have taught me to serve completely selflessly. Although these girls and this experience have provided me with more happiness, joy, and love than I could have ever asked for, I have learned how to serve for the sole purpose of the betterment of their lives.