Who's Helping Who?
By Sydney Dickson
Photos Provided by Nichole Loosbrock
In the coming days we will build five houses. The missionaries (us) will build three of those houses with help from some Unbound staff members and the remaining two houses will be built completely by Unbound staff members as they are in a less safe area of El Salvador. In building these houses, we are blessing poor families with things they have never had before such as dependable shelter, peace of mind and more importantly we are showing them the love of God by going far beyond our comfort zones. They are eternally grateful, but this should not be the case. Instead, us, as missionaries, should be the thankful ones. We receive things, I would argue, to be almost as important as a dependable home to live in. First and foremost, is a glimpse of the world outside of the "BC bubble." Secondly, by leveling ourselves to that of the El Salvadorians we experience a deep sense of humility. We build houses that could be done by others much faster than us in order to serve those that love and are loved by God as much as we are. The core of this whole experience is to help people, which is most definitely accomplished in manifold ways on this trip. The locals are doing so much more for us than they could possibly imagine. I believe I speak for all of us when I say, we should be thanking them.