This, and the photos below, are in Jerusalem on our trip there in March. It was so incredibly good we're going back later this summer and working on an archaeological dig with UNC Charlotte with the same folks from the March trip.



















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El Salvador!

February 22, 2012

Tags: El Salvador, Habitat for Humanity, Charlotte

Here's the crew with whom I dug a septic tank all last week.
Another great trip to El Salvador with my Habitat Charlotte buds. Once again I am amazed at the resilience of the Salvadoran people, their generosity of spirit, and good and open hearts. In short, we here in the U.S. have everything and they, by our standards, have little. It's 20 years since the end of a brutal civil war and memories of their personal losses are still fresh and yet they are a positive and hopeful people. It is a pleasure and gift to work together with them for a few short days, helping to make the world a better place if only for a small handful of folks. Showing up there, it feels to me, does matter. And that is reason enough to go. (Click on the Photo Essay tab above for more pictures.)

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  1. February 23, 2012 9:53 PM EST
    Thanks for lending a hand to make the world a better place!
    As always, your photos are terrific! Thanks for sharing your gifts.

    - Neeva
  2. February 23, 2012 10:04 PM EST
    Neev, you should come with next year!
    - Chris Arvidson