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We were told people made a living digging through the trash in the dump.
We saw it.
We were told people lived in the dump.
We saw them.
We were told the children also work in the dump. Instead of going to school.
We saw this, too.
We were told we’d never view plastic and styrofoam the same. We were told the stench would be unbearable. We were told our hearts would break.
All too true.
What we weren’t prepared for was the contagious joy and hope that survives in these dirty and hungry children.
We prepared little bags of food for them. Small tokens, but huge difference-makers to these future world changers.
We were not prepared for the deep attachments we made in only a few hours. But we feel it now. We will never forget these kids or the conditions in which they live. God is using Nate and Abegail Shuck to change their lives. You can learn more about them here.
Now you’ve seen them, too.
What are you going to do about it?
-All photos by Benjamin Myers. I told you, he’s really good!
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