Living in Two Worlds

How difficult is it for the Moody scholars to transition between the poverty of their homes and life in the U.S.?

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  1. Becky November 15, 2009

    Thanks for adding these videos in small vignettes for us to absorb! Their perspectives are interesting. I had never thought about how some people living in poverty, who attain positions of power, would resent their past and want to abuse that power to obtain anything their heart desires materially.

  2. Amy Wallace November 14, 2009

    I just can’t express enough how amazing these 4 students are. I don’t know if I could have the same attitude if I grew up in the same situation.

  3. Lindy November 13, 2009

    I agree with Mike and Juli! I really appreciate the living lessons these dear students have shared!

  4. Juli Jarvis November 13, 2009

    These are really good answers to the question. It’s something I’ve thought about a lot. I understand now that coming out of poverty can lead you either into resentment or into gratefulness. It’s the same with so many other topics — prejudice, abuse, lack of jobs. May God always keep us on the side of thanksgiving, praise, gratefulness — no matter what trials He has brought us through! There’s a lot to think about here. Thank you so much.

  5. Mike Stephens November 13, 2009

    It was great to hear such encouraging conversation. I loved hearing Jimmy’s take on the “businessman” not investing on the best deal he will ever get. And Michelle talking about letting go of ALL resentment. Good lesson for me.

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