Just over one month in and there is already so much to tell. The fact is that Puerto Rico had never been on my heart until it was. On September 20th, 2017, Puerto Rico fell victim to the most powerful hurricane to strike the island in 85 years. With the eye of the storm passing directly over the island, there was not an inch of Puerto Rico that was unaffected by the wrath of Hurricane Maria.
From that time until now, not a portion of my heart has gone unaffected by the people of Puerto Rico. The resiliency of people who have now gone more than 4 months without power, some still without municipal water is what is just the surface. The stories of those who lost everything; of those who watched as their neighbors lost everything; of those who turned their homes into places of refuge for the least of these; those are what stick. …Read More.