I need a new pair of black shoes. My Kia needs new tires. Mac Mini is on its last leg.
My heart can run wild with a list of endless “needs”. Yet, just a few short weeks ago I witnessed true need and received needed perspective on wants versus needs.
The people of Mapou are not concerned with coordinating shoes for their outfits. Living in the rocky village is a family who can‘t afford to buy their five children each a pair of shoes. Without shoes, they cannot attend school.
The villagers do not have cars to buy tires for or computers to repair. They don’t even have electricity.
Their needs are much more simple. Food. Clothing. Shelter. Water.