For the first time in
nearly 25 years of non-stop working the corporate ladder I had
an opportunity to spend nearly a month at Kasisi.
I envisioned an experience
of hard labour, bad food and tough surroundings. Boy was I
wrong. The food was great, the “labor” was painless and the
campus is impressive.
In short, the place is
spectacular. My “job” consisted of playing with the various age
groups of children and helping Sister Christina with shopping
(translation I get a field trip to town).
More time spent in church
in these weeks than past twenty years. Kasisi and the Sisters
who run in reinforced to me the good that is done by the
Catholic Church. The children reinforced in me that happiness
isn’t about iPhones and possessions. These kids are blessed and
they know it. They are loved. They are taken care of and my time
with them was a honor.
I’ve caught the Kasisi
bug. Once you experience it you can’t let it go. What started
out as an experience to me, has morphed into a lifetime
commitment to this wonderful place.