"They didn't speak our language and most of us couldn't speak theirs, but we all had this connection that was so special I can't describe it. I can only remember how special I felt. But even though it was so special helping them with this, what was super special was spreading joy to these families. Making them smile and laugh, playing simple games with them, creating a friendship. That made my heart fill with gratitude and compassion.
The people there are so strong and so amazing. I made a commitment that I will NEVER complain again after seeing how strong these families were even though they were going through so much more worse things than I have ever experienced. I have never made a better decision than to come to Guatemala and encourage everyone to do a humanitarian leadership class with a sincere heart and open mind.
It will change your life for the better. You WILL gain a new perspective on life that will change the way you view things and you will become more grateful for EVERYTHING you have. :)" -- Taylor, youth participant