We had the privilege of being accompanied by our good friend D’Anne Maddox, Director of Marketing at 1040.com, on a recent trip to visit sites in Guatemala. 1040 has blown us away with their kindness and generosity and if you ever have the chance to meet D’Anne, you will immediately understand that their company is made of truly compassionate people. Here is what she had to say about her most recent experience:
People say a lot of things when you tell them you’re leaving the country for outreach work. My personal favorite? “You’re going to want to bring all those kids back with you.” And it was true. Before leaving the U. S. to visit clean water sites with Healing Waters International, I’d seen pictures of children in terrible living conditions. Before I left, I already wanted to check a few extra bags to bring my daughter some new siblings. (My guy traveling companions would already assume nothing less, right?) I saw hurt and I wanted to fix it. And I thought that fixing it meant giving others a life that looked like mine – like American life.
When I arrived, however, I realized I was wrong.
Read the rest of D’Anne’s story here.