Wednesday, January 8, 2014
After dinner we were fortunate enough to be able to meet with the village leader. He was so inspiring the way he has created a village for his people and been able to preserve it and make his vision come to life. His persistence and love for his people and the land was remarkable. Everything that he did was for his people and he made us feel so welcomed to open up and talk about the things he had. I felt a connection to him and his willpower to want to keep the "roots" of his village in tact. I wanted the same for him and the village. To walk through the 134 home village and feel like time was stopped made me feel at peace and forget what day it was and what thing we were going to rush off to next. My emotions went from dreading the home stay to wishing we could have stayed another night!