After reading the articles To Hell with Good Intentions by Ivan Illich and Oprah's Good Intentions by Rev. Irene Monroe many things have crossed my mind. What are we doing here? And are we even welcomed in these townships? Reading these articles really got me to think that I do not want to be one of those Americans that come to Third World Countries and thinks they can fix everything when in reality they are fixing what they want fixed not what the people want fixed or need. I think these articles stress the importance of 'coming in right'. You want to make sure you are addressing the people's needs and wants because how are you suppose to know what is right for them when you are not living in their communities on a daily basis. Two quotes that stood out to me from the articles are: "Because how we give matters as much as what we give" and "the road to hell is paved with good intentions". These quotes stood out to me because even though we have good intentions and are trying to help we may not be helping in the correct way or what really needs help and we may be creating even more problems. I think these would be great articles to read because going on mission trips or any type of trip that is going to Third World Countries to help others. These articles really make you question what you are doing and what are your intentions. It also shows you that most likely the people will not want you help because you are not actually helping them you are doing what you want to fix and helping yourself. However, if you come in right and allow them to show you what they need help with they will be accepting and you will hopefully be able to make a difference. I mean in reality that is why people do these types of things: to make a difference.