Going Home – Part 1

Posted February 9, 2017 10:09 am by Joyce

Going Home – Part 1

One of the first things a VICS volunteer learns is that volunteering overseas is not about us – it’s about being present, building relationships, listening and learning.  Some of us are lucky enough to develop a relationship that changes us.  That was certainly true with us.  Almost 30 years ago we volunteered in a tiny Kenyan village called Githirioni.  We met a family who I have since called our guardian angel family.  They taught us what was really important – handshakes, greetings, how to take a matatu (local transport) to the market, and how to buy food.  Last year we

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