Melva Lee

 How did they get on in Abuadi?  Comments Off on Melva Lee
Mar 112010
 

Melva Lee

My time in the Abuadi Community was one of the most rewarding times of my whole life. During my 4 weeks living in the community I had a most amazing time, although too short and I plan to return there as soon as I can save and enlist enough support to do so. I left a lot of dear friends and unfinished work behind. Like others that went to Abuadi before me, I found something wonderful there that is missing in our modern busy world. I developed an appreciation of the blessings we have and an understanding of the immense hardship people face with courage because of poverty. I also realized how difficult and isolated many people are when it comes to accessing resources to make a real significant change. The friendliness care  and protection and love I was given in return by just being there was amazing! Every person in the village gave me encouragement despite it being a very hard time there when I arrived.   They guided me in every situation and taught me so much about the environment and the culture.  I was given such respect that i felt extremely humbled. I had the time of my life and fell in love with the place and the people and I long to go back there and get that DAM finished!! There is so much needing to be done there and the people work so hard for such little reward. I look forward to being any small part of the future and seeing Abuadi grow and become and even more beautiful and wonderful place to be. I hope the modern world does not spoil its natural beauty but I also  hope it has a wonderful future.

And my commitment is continuing .. I am working on funding applications and submissions to contribute to the recommissioning of the Dam that will enable the community to  establish a farm to help develop further projects.

 Posted by at 7:08 pm