Youth Development Through Sports
EIN: 30-0712494

Katherine Butcher

Katherine Butcher
Volunteer

I'm not sure what I was expecting to experience on the 2013 PAI European Tour. I have a heart for loving people, especially kids, but wasn't sure how well I would do in light of my own weaknesses: being tired from travel, being shy, having the language barrier, etc. After just one day I have found myself absolutely grateful for this experience and it was only beginning! No money or material thing could've made my day with 40 orphaned children any better; just going to their village with the intent of spending my time, energy and attention on them was 'enough' for them and absolutely made their day. When I saw how appreciative they were just for a little bit of my time, I understood why we were created for community, and why relating to others is so important. It brightens gloomy days, dries tears of heartbreak, heals wounds....investing in others changes lives.

Volunteer

I'm not sure what I was expecting to experience on the 2013 PAI European Tour. I have a heart for loving people, especially kids, but wasn't sure how well I would do in light of my own weaknesses: being tired from travel, being shy, having the language barrier, etc. After just one day I have found myself absolutely grateful for this experience and it was only beginning! No money or material thing could've made my day with 40 orphaned children any better; just going to their village with the intent of spending my time, energy and attention on them was 'enough' for them and absolutely made their day. When I saw how appreciative they were just for a little bit of my time, I understood why we were created for community, and why relating to others is so important. It brightens gloomy days, dries tears of heartbreak, heals wounds....investing in others changes lives.

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