This last weekend was our Holland Area CROP Walk. Nancy and I have been involved with raising money for hungry people through Church World Service and CROP for a lot of years. I think some of it is because we have both been in places where we've seen hungry people and people without access to clean water and good food. It was odd to think that for the next couple of years at least, we will not be involved with CROP walk here in the Holland Area.
What we have been thinking about a lot, however, is how we will be involved with trying to reach out to those less fortunate while we live in Mumbai. On our recent visit, we encountered only a few beggars asking for a handout, but we know there is a huge amount of poverty and wretchedness there. The school has a few charities that they work with, and one of the things we look forward to is getting involved in seeing how we can perhaps make a difference in the lives of some of those around us. We know we can't help everyone, and we know we will be living in unimaginable luxury compared to some around us, but we will try to find a way to care and share responsibly.