As the evening rolled around, the excitement brewed amongst the people. Tonight was game night and student life had something good up its sleeve. The event for the night would be something known as a “Monsoon Simulation”. A simulation originally used to train missionaries for oversees missions, the students would be divided into several small sized groups known as “families”. Collectively, they would simulate living in an rural village based on an agricultural society. Not all families started off well, some were designated outcasts, others were landless and had to travel elsewhere for work in order to provide for their families. The unpredictability of the year to year change brought a high degree of uncertainty to the stability of each household. When it came time for the end, some families had succeeded in safely navigating the years while others were not so fortunate. In all, the Monsoon Simulation, while just a game, put things into perspective by putting us who are privileged and blessed in the shoes of those who are needy and less fortunate. Let us then not forget the words of Christ saying,
“ For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. . .Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matt 25:35, 36, 40).
– David N. – Guys Dean