Page 1 -- South Africa - May 4, 2011 (visiting a township school)
Even writing these words seem unbelievable. Today was our first full day here.
From a distance the children here appear to be like the children I see at home, dressed in their school uniforms scurrying between classes. But as I come closer, as I step toward them and only slightly deeper into their world I begin to see the evidence of their hard lives. A scarred face, a deformed hand, the blind eye that wanders. Some of their eyes are dulled by what they have seen. The hearts ache because of what they have endured.