College Students Encounter Truth Through Missionary Work in Peru
A group of college students from University of Colorado at Boulder came to Peru for 2 weeks to help the poor in the outskirts of Lima. The area called Los Rosales is a very new area where the very poor have stettled but have very limited water and almost no electricity. The streets are dusty, and right in the middle of the community are pig stalls where they feed the pigs with garbage. The smell of the pigs, garbage, and the sound of squealing pigs surrounds you. The group of college students are laying cement stairways that go up the hill in hopes to begin to develop the area so the government will recognize them as a settled area in need of aid. Hear the experiences of two students on the missionary trip and also Ricardo, the Sodalit that is leading the group. Often after seeing the extreme poverty, the students on the trip (maybe Catholic, maybe not) begin to question and seek a greater understanding of their self and some begin to discover or rediscover the Catholic faith.