I find myself asking if this problem is just all too large-- is it all too terrible and vast for a mere me to have an impact on? But we can't get caught in that lie-- there is great work to be done; it has to be done; it will be done.
Many of us on this trip have said that we've heard the stories before but to actually see it with your own eyes- to smell it, her it, touch it, connect with it makes the statistical data come alive. These are souls, these are not numbers.
These are not numbers-- these are people. Here's a theme I've noticed from trip prep time until now. It's a theme I can't dare forget.