As I begin to reflect on all the stories I’ve heard and read over the few months about Dan Terry and his life filled with love, compassion and adventure, I came to the question of how does this affect me? What can I do that will continue the work that Dan spent so many years of his life doing?
So much, if not all of Dan’s work was done by building relationships. He would take the time to get to know people, learn the stories and culture before he began trying to help or teach. In doing this he created a bond that was built on trust and soon Dan was no longer seen as an outsider.
I would like to encourage you to take a moment and reflect on your own personal life and think about what are you doing to reach out to your neighbor? How can you take the stories of Dan’s life and apply them to your own life. Feel free to share your thoughts and start a conversation.