This is a true story. A female student travelled to Africa this summer with a group of students and chaperones. They were excited to make the trip due to the mystique surrounding the continent, the wildlife, and espeially because they were going to get to address students of another nation. She was...to quote her math teacher..."an awesome student". Finally the big day arrived and she took her place in front of the assembly. These Third World teens were accustomed to the hardships life had handed them. Even water for drinking and cooking had to be retrieved by walking two miles to obtain it. She felt pangs of sorrow for them and wished they too could know how wonderful America was as she began to address the group who longed to experience some of America's bounty. The envy in there faces was soon replaced with sorrow and pity for American students when she made one comment...Students were not allowed to talk about God in school. Believe me...I know just how they felt.
Note: It is sobering to go to sleep thinking that you have everything and wake up realizing you have nothing.
May God bless America...and may America deserve it!
Zanne Booker 08-11-09