The part that totally tore up my heart was the farewell that Josephine gave to a young woman from Canada who was also visiting today. The young Canadian was crying as she was leaving and Josephine hugged her and told her not to cry, that it would be all right. She finished up with, “I will pray for you tonight.” Here’s a young girl, living in one of the poorest countries in the world, who herself is trapped in a body that doesn’t follow directions, and she’s offering comfort to another. How do you not see the power of the human spirit in that young girl’s gift?

-Mike King, HTF immersion trip participant