As many of you probably know Fort McMurray has been recently devasted by a huge wildfire. It has been hard to watch as a whole city is damaged and put in danger by this fire, and watching the people who have been evacuated from their homes has been heartbreaking, to say the least. What makes this especially difficult to watch is the fact that I used to call Fort McMurray my home. I have watched some of the places that I hold dear to my heart, burn to the ground, and I have had to watch some of my friends be forced to leave their homes and all their possessions behind. But what I have found hope in during this horrible time is the fact that all (most) people care about is helping those people get back to their homes and piece their lives back together. This has given me hope for my friends who have been devastated by this disaster and has given me the desire to help in any way that I can. It’s kind of interesting to witness such a turn around in human behaviour. Usually, people are more concerned with themselves than with the needs of others, however, when disaster strikes the needs of others seem to become our own needs and are at the top of our priority list. So I have a few questions to ask! First off, Why do you think disaster inspires people to care about others so much? And secondly, how can we keep this spirit of caring for others alive every day?
P.S. Just to update you guys on GlobeTREK preparations, I am still looking for a full-time job but I am going to be working at a part time job starting next week. My internship application was just sent out today which is exciting! If you guys could continue to pray for funding and for the application process to go smoothly that would be great! Cheers!