Students live the mission in El Salvador
Thank you all for your support in thought and prayer for our first trip to El Salvador. The trip was beyond what we ever hoped or imagined.
We truly lived the words of our Mission Statement (Study, Spirituality, Service and Community) as we assisted Sister Flor Buruca (Dominican Sister of Amityville and graduate of Molloy College) with her camp in Sol Naciente. Over 40 children attended the camp each day. The students from Dominican College, as well as our four students (Eric Haslbauer, Thomas Malinowski, Michael O'Sullivan, and Robert Theofield) did an outstanding job providing a camp full of fun and laughter for these children! Although not everyone spoke Spanish, the "language of love" clearly broke down any language barriers. Each day we also had the opportunity to visit different communities in the area and, of course, the delicious Salvadoran cuisine. At night, we spent a great deal of time in prayer and reflection on the events of the day.
For nine short days, we experienced what the ministry of a missionary is like, and we, Molloy College and Dominican College, definitely feel this is an experience we want to continue, and look forward to next year.
All of us found it hard to leave this place and these people. The words from the song Wicked sums it all up, "because we knew them, we have been changed for the good." We have been changed forever.
Sister Diane Capuano,
Associate Director of Campus Ministries