On my first trip to Africa I visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was eye opening for me as I experienced the poverty of Africa, but also its wealth. The people I met were economically impoverished yet rich with joy. Materially lacking but spiritually abundant. It opened my eyes not only to what we take for granted in the West, but also to our situation of being economically wealthy and spiritually shallow.
Here’s a video on youtube that makes an the point better than I do. Africa: a land with so little and yet so much.