A few months ago, we told you about our team's trip to La Milpa. This squatter community on the outskirts of Costa Rica's capital city had recently been devastated by a fire that left 24 families homeless and without shoes to protect them from the debris. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we were able to make an impromptu visit and serve them in their time of most need.
But as the haunting sights and sounds of this poverty-stricken community lingered, we knew we had to go back.
And so we did this past May with a group of student athletes from the University of Georgia. We distributed 2,396 pairs of shoes on that trip, but will never forget the pair we gave to one very special eleven-year old boy.