I remember it as if it was yesterday. It was December 19 of last year when I was asked to help in the Student Cafeteria as part of the Missionary Volunteer program. I couldn’t be more excited. To be in a place where I felt like my help was needed, and to know that I could contribute with the little that I knew about cooking, was awesome.

Ever since that day when I said yes to my new job in the Student Cafeteria, I have grown both personally and spiritually. I have experienced what it’s like to work in a team and how to have proper time management. I have acquired skills a professional needs.

I have learned to trust in the principles found in Ecclesiastes 9:10, that says: “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave, whither thou goest.”

I have also come to understand that when we are being served food, we tend to forget how much effort went into preparing it. We should never take anything for granted. I will always take that life lesson with me, the idea that we don’t deserve anything in life, and that everything we have is a privilege given to us by Christ.