4 Days Can Really Change Your Perspective
Guest Contributor- Austin Green
Photos by- Olivia Meers
It’s crazy how drastically your perspective can change from Friday, when you arrive on the Hope Sports campus, to Monday when you cross back over into the United States. I knew I was going with a group of athletes to build a home for a family in need or in other words, gifting a home to a family that needed a place of shelter, but I didn’t realize that 4 days would completely change my life.
Growing up in San Diego, CA has provided me with endless opportunity. Anything you can think of is right there at your fingertips. Every once in awhile you’ll look south and see the mountains of Mexico, but unless you’ve been there you really don’t understand the drastic difference. It’s a third world country located 30 minutes from the heart of one of the most beautiful and prosperous cities in the world. While there are many differences, there are so many similarities and the people in the US are no different than the people in Mexico. Mexicans and Americans alike, we are all created in the same image of our awesome God. Although we might speak a different language, have different cultures, different upbringings, and even different amounts of money in our bank account, we are all simply human. We were all created to love. People from different races, cultures, upbringings and statuses are all one when looked through the lens of our God
Through Hope Sports I have learned that helping those who don’t have the resources we have, is where I feel God the most. We all have gifts, but it is up to us to make the choice to help. Hope Sports provides such an incredible tool to reach people and I highly recommend you experience it for yourself, I have no doubt your life will be changed forever.
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