It's All About the Relationships [Nicaragua]

By: Jeff Thomas

September 25, 2015

It all started when ... Alex and Ani Charity By Design Team had a management competition to be selected to attend the Living Water Trip. We were tasked with joining a non profit board, organizing a team give back event and donating to a charity.

I enjoyed getting to know ... The country's way of living, the in-country staff, the community children and adults. And most importantly getting to know myself and work colleagues forming a bond that will change us forever!

Things that challenged and changed me ... Was being removed from everyday routine and technology and putting me out of my comfort zone digging a well and learning new things. I realized our problems are so minimal back home compared to others in the world! We come from a culture that is spoiled regardless of our level of income and wealth. To see a child eyes light up over water something we take for granted changes anyone's outlook and perspective on life's challenges. Anyone would benefit from such a trip sponsored by Living Water! Great cause to help great people in need.

I will never forget ... The relationships, the water, team members, culture, smiles/laughs, and breaking down language barriers by simple gestures like high five/thumbs up / hugs.

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