On December 9, 2018, we were at Oroville City issuing emergency funds to families affected by the Camp Fire. At the end of the day, we needed to gather at 4:45pm to ride the bus back to San Jose. I decided to use the bathroom first before heading back. Right when I was washing my hands, a young lady who was a survivor of the Camp Fire entered the bathroom. I approached her and greeted her with a warm smile.
Unexpectedly, tears started to trickle down her face. I rushed to give her a big hug, by which she said she was touched by our “Unconditional Love”. I responded, “This is because we are one family! We are supposed to support and care for each other. Our Master taught us that we all share the same mother: Earth. On Earth, all of our lives are connected, therefore, we need to respect and care for one another!”
After listening to my explanation, she became even more touched. She took out a pure green gem from her pocket. She stated, “I am deeply touched by your organization’s selflessness in delivering emergency funds. I can only express my gratitude with this gem.” I didn’t want to accept the gem so that she could keep it and be blessed, but she insisted that I accept her gift.
After receiving her gift, I had to rush back to the bus and was unable to wait for her to come back out of the restroom to continue our conversation. I don’t have her name or a picture of her. All I have is this pure gem, symbolizing her love and gratefulness to everyone.
I can only sincerely bless her, wishing her body and soul a speedy recovery! Hopefully in the future, we will meet again!