Sunday, January 2, 2011

Take 20 leaders + 1 foreign country = and get an amazing team! WOW

What a trip so far! We have just completed our first day and it was amazing! As our team grows and gets to know each other, the what was once awkward silence is now filled with chatter about sorority philanthropies and exchange themes…typical conversations from greek leaders all over the country. Makes me smile knowing wherever you’re at, you’ll always have something in common with other Greeks.

Today, we headed bright and early to mass. What an experience – an all Spanish mass – quite beautiful! As well, we got the opportunity to visit the market where we challenged our Spanish skills with a little bit of hackling while buying gifts! The highlight of the day came from our visit to the orphanage. My heart melted as we saw the kids run up to us jumping for attention and lots of hugs. It was extraordinary to play with all the kids and be a part of their world, even if only for a few hours.

As tomorrow comes, quicker than I’m expecting (6:30am), I’m called to think about something my home radio station asks listeners to do on Monday - “GO MAD” Which means “go make a difference” on Monday. You don’t have to do anything huge, but just do something that makes a difference to others. I’m excited to know our work tomorrow will make a difference in the lives of the family we are building a home for. I challenge readers and leaders from all over the world to GO MAD this Monday!

Ready, Set, Lets GO MAD into our work day tomorrow!

Cassidy Nicholls is a student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.

1 comment:

Harmony said...

So, so proud of you, Cass, and the entire AFLV team out in El Salvador! Thinking of you all every day :)
Harmony Carrera