Casa de los Ángeles, in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, is a community of caring people who gather to nurture children, serving the needs of the less fortunate, treating each person with dignity and respect as they work to make a better life for themselves and the community as a whole. Check out their website here.
I’d never been exposed to this type of lifestyle, sadly and it was somewhat scary to experience at first. As the days passed, I accepted their way of life and realized that simplicity is key! Jesus always reminds us to live simply, and if these individuals had no problem doing so, why couldn’t I? I learned to appreciate what I had and thought that when I get home, I should get rid of some of the unnecessary items I have laying around in my room.
I hope that I can tell people about my experience serving a different community and help them make the decision to do go out and do it! I’ve learned so much more about myself and my own limitations that I want to challenge those.
One thing I kept thinking was, “That could have easily been me in the daycare.” I came to realize that everything happens for a reason and that I was able to go to Casa because I needed to see and care for the families that essentially were my family. This trip for me was so much more about community than it was about faith or service, in my opinion, because I was able to create relationships with the families at Casa that helped me learn so much about myself that I never thought I could learn.