My wife, Cindy, just got back from leading a team from our church to visit SEEDS of Hope's home for orphans in Zambia. To hear of their stories see SEEDS of Hope blog and Cindy's blog.
Why did they go?
A voice for the voiceless. This team is now the voice for these kids who had no voice. Most of the kids that our team held and played with would have been dead without SEEDS of Hope. They would have had no future. But someone saw them and spoke on their behalf. These kids are no longer a statistic or a tragedy that happens far removed from us that we can easily ignore. They are people. We know their names. We see their faces. We hear part of their story. We care for them.
And this is true even for us who have never gone, because our friends and family have gone and are speaking for these kids.