“MISSION BRAZIL was a truly beautiful experience! If I had to boil my time down to a few topics, I would choose these three: encounter with the poor, time spent serving with the Brazilian students, and the joy of the children we served “.
Encounter with the poor cannot be understated.
Going on house visits and meeting the people of Caxambu and seeing their smiles is nothing short of meeting Christ Himself. This changes people and it changed me.
The second reason for MB is the time spent getting to know the Brazilian students that we were able to serve with. We spent many of our lunches and evenings with these people and they truly became our friends. We shared laughs, cries, and prayed together. The third reason is the children we put camps on for. We spent a week planning and putting on a winter camp for kids. There were games, catechesis, arts and crafts, and sports. We were able to spend much time together, play, and teach about the Catholic faith. This was truly a great time and I hope I can take part again one day in the near future!”