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Thank you! Pingtung Bethany Home.

2015.07.10

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by Grace Chuang, Kaoshiung American School

I'm so grateful for this opportunity at Bethany Home to learn more about helping people with mental disabilities. Though it was a short trip on our behalf, the volunteers and care workers at Bethany Home welcomed us and guided us with great patience and compassion.
我非常感謝有這個機會能在屏東伯大尼之家學習關於幫助身心障礙的院生。儘管這只是一個短期的活動,但是伯大尼之家的教養團隊很熱情的歡迎我們,也非常耐心的指導我們。



During the trip, I learned a lot about keeping a positive mentality and outlook on life.
在志工活動期間,我學習到很多對人生保持正向的心態及觀點。

Just as we arrived at Bethany and got off the bus, the students there greeted us like long lost friends.
誠如我們輔抵達伯大尼時,當我們一步下遊覽車,伯大尼的憨兒們就像在歡迎很久不見的朋友一樣。

They came up to us and hugged us, smiling so widely, making me smile back immediately as well.
他們走過來迎接我們,並且給我們開懷的擁抱,讓我也馬上向他們微笑。

During group activities, their enthusiasm for trying out new things surprised me.
在團體活動期間,他們對嚐試新事物的熱情讓我非常驚訝。

They were eager to learn the words and movements to "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes".
他們很熱切的學習英文歌的歌詞與動作。

They liked to dance, even if some were limited by their disabilities.
他們喜歡舞蹈,及便有些憨兒受限於他們的肢體障礙。

Overall, they were delighted by the smallest thing that may appear normal, or granted, to us, and I appreciate their enthusiasm for life.
整體來說,我很欣賞憨兒們對於生活的熱情,他們會因一些對我們來說很平常的小事就感到快樂,

I hope to adopt this attitude as well.
我也希望能習得這種對人生的正面態度。

From the students, I can see my own strengths and weaknesses. Patience and cooperation skills are important traits to have.
從這些憨兒身上,我可以看到自己的長項與短處。耐心與合作的是必備的重要能力

It takes patience to understand what the students are trying to convey through their hand gestures and limited vocabulary.
需要耐心地透過憨兒們的手勢及有限的詞彙去瞭解他們想要表達的。

At Bethany Home, we needed to work together with the other volunteers to develop an efficient way of feeding the students, helping with physical rehab, catching bugs late at night in the fields, or making fly traps in the lemon tree farm.
在伯大尼之家,我們必須與其他志工以團隊合作以建立有效率的方式來幫助憨兒餵食、復健、夜間農圃捕蟲或製作捕蟲陷阱。

All these activities at Bethany are difficult to experience anywhere else, and I'd love to return to this blessed family of warmth and laughter if I ever have the chance. Thank you, Bethany Home!
這些在伯大尼之家的種種活動都是在其他地方難以體驗的, 如果我有機會的話,我很願意再次回到這個被祝福且充滿歡笑的溫暖大家庭。謝謝你們,伯大尼之家!