“Sister, I am really full. Thank you, but no…” said Martina, our Development Associate, to the Indian nun who was offering more food to her.
“You must try this!” With a quick move, the sister scooped more food onto her plate.
“But, Sister, I am a vegetarian …”
“Oh, but it’s quail from our farm!”
This was the typical scene in India as we visited our “Towns” in Kerala last month. Usually three or four nuns (see picture above) would surround and patrol each of us until we ate all the delicious dishes they had prepared for us. They never sat with us, even if we insisted.
Their hospitality was unimaginable. We knew they made a lot of sacrifices to offer us all that food and to prepare it. But when someone representing the donors of A Chance In Life visits them, they go out of their way to show their gratitude.
So today, I pass that message to you. On behalf of the children you are helping in India…
Nanni … Thank you!
P.S. Look at some photos of the dishes these nuns have prepared for us … How can you say no?