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The first time I was involved in an international service project–in fact, the first time I traveled abroad–it was to South Africa during my senior year of high school with my church youth group. I came home after service one day where they promoted trips to a variety of places over spring break and told my mom I wanted to go to South Africa. I wanted to be a part of a service trip. I wanted to make an impact across the world and do something of value.
I take another gulp of water and keep moving forward. A red sand dune looms ahead of me and I struggle to keep my footing as the sand gives way with every step. I’d heard that walking through deserts was hard work but I think I’m doing okay.
I unlock the front door, pull back the screen door, and then unlock the security gate. After making sure they are all secure again, I unlock the garage and make my way towards the car
We pass some African ladies sitting under umbrellas in the sun on the side of the road. Huge piles of avocado pears and paw-paws lay on cardboard tables in front of them. We know the prices are cheap but unfortunately, we have no time to stop
Black and orange flashed bright in the sunlight as I watched the swallows dance around the water that had gathered at the bottom of the garden after our last torrential rains. The grass was dry so it was good it had got a good soaking; even the palm trees looked a little dehydrated.