Rebuilding LIves, Bridging Languages
--by AndiCas, posted Nov 17, 2017
A friend has been organising a collection of money and donations for fire victims and came across the details of one such farmer. She was having difficulty communicating with him as she doesn't speak Portuguese, but she really wanted to help.
At my suggestion, my elder son telephoned the man on her behalf and determined his exact needs. On Wednesday, my friend will visit him with a truck load of the feed his animals most need. I have asked her to buy an extra couple of sacks from me to add to the delivery.
In the midst of so much devastation, it's easy to feel overwhelmed at ways we can help. In my experience, there is always a way. And each time, the giver receives so much more than the receiver.