There was a huge project needing to be completed for the district church on one of our days in Guatemala. The numbers in the American teams present would not be near enough. The call went out to the villages/district of the lake area.
Men from all over the area took a day from work to volunteer to come help. Considering they need every bit of work they can get, this was a big deal.
Even bigger... at least 4 of those men walked 4 hours that morning to meet the farm truck for the ride to the job site.
That meant after working hard all day and the ride back out, they would have another 4 hours of walking to get to their homes! And most likely on just one meal that day.
And to top it all off... those 4 hours walking to catch the truck that morning... were through the mountains in the rain!
All for the sake of helping others with a need.
And now I can't seem to shake the gnawing question from my own mind...
What is the level of my commitment to notice and respond to needs around me? I mean, what is it... really?...
Oh yes, indeed, I am challenged.