When you spend a year with these kids they become a part of your family, not just for that year but for the long haul. They come here as an open book and showing them the beauty, wilderness, difference that is Canada, it reopens and reawakens our own love for our country. From introducing them to ice fishing and hockey in the winter to camping and “touristing” in the summer it is just FUN
Then you compare notes, learn new words, foods, even living arrangements and expand your horizons from your own couch. For us it started a spark and now our family is thinking of going to Japan someday to see the other side of things.
It starts out as offering a bed, a meal and a roof and can turn into a real heart changing experience
Naomi and Dean Porter