There are times when we take the simplest things for granted such as food and water. Soror Ashley Herriott wanted to make a difference to those who are less fortunate so she embarked on her first mission trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, and Swaziland with Beyond the Game (BTG). Beyond the Game is a non-profit organization that focuses on Africa. Unlike most organizations working in and around Swaziland, BTG takes a different approach of not only feeding the children, but also providing youth education parallels with athletics and encouraging entrepreneurship with a focus on philanthropy to live a well-balanced life. Soror Herriott solicited monetary donations that paid for chickens and goats to be donated to each homestead, providing residents with a greater chance of survival. With the support from sorors, Soror Herriott was able to meet the goal on having enough chickens and goats to assist the entire community. While reflecting upon her trip, Soror Herriott realized that there are a lot of people living in the poorest of conditions and that we must consider ourselves blessed to have the necessities. She is excited to do another mission trip soon.
For more information, visit: http://beyondthegame.org/gift-of-survival/