The O.U.R. Board of Governors recently went on an aftercare mission to Peru with the aftercare team, where they were met with an unexpected act of generosity at one of the aftercare homes. They met a 17-year-old kid named Bodi, who was *serving and taking photos. While he was working, Bodi paused to ask the director of the aftercare home what their needs were at the home. The director thought about it, and then told him that their girls needed AC, but they did not have the funds for it. It is very hot in this particular part of Peru, and many of the girls were from colder areas so they were not acclimated to the climate yet.
Curious, Bodi asked the director how much AC costs. “$500,” they said. Bodi replied, “I will pay for it right now! I want to give back.” This generous 17-year-old went out to buy the AC unit immediately.
When he returned, the director told the girls what Bodi did. The girls were overjoyed and clapped for Bodi. He said, “I want my money to go somewhere meaningful. I want to help those in need, if this is all it takes for these girls to have a good night’s rest at night, I’ll do it. It’s $500 well spent.”
We are humbled by Bodi’s thoughtfulness and generosity. We are grateful for passionate people like Bodi that provide such wonderful gifts for survivors. Gifts and donations like these fill our hearts with love, because we know the difference they make in a survivor’s life. Many survivors haven’t grown up with love and generosity in their lives, so when someone like Bodi supports them like this, it makes a lasting impact.
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