I’ve been spending time looking at places for the youth center, but to be quite honest its been torture. I haven’t found one single place that I would even consider, yet alone want to live in as well. Today I even went inside a place with no floors… NO FLOORS! There were just piles of dirt all around, and I’m talking about the 3rd floor no less.
After seeing this place, and being horrified by the thought of living there, it struck me…. There are thousands of people living there right now. Most of them are refugees and foreign workers, who can’t afford NOT to live in places without floors. They do not have the luxury of saying ‘NO’ when they are given a place like that. And it humbled me.
This is why I must find a suitable place for the center. I’m determined to make this place a beautiful respite for these kids…. a place to get away from what they experience day to day…. a place they can feel comfortable and at home in.
And though its frustrating and painful, looking and dump after dump, I have to keep on looking. I have to believe that somewhere out there there IS a Needle in a Haystack! I just need the endurance to find it.