The Missions: San Francisco and San José

Unless the mission is oriented by charity, that is, unless it springs from a profound act of divine love, it risks being reduced to mere philanthropic and social activity...Consequently, being missionaries means loving God with all one's heart, even to the point, if necessary, of dying for him. - Pope Benedict XVI

it's truly amazing how much can fit into a 40' container. ours arrived last night at 10:30 pm and it took 14 of us 2 hours to get it all out. we have already spent 2 hours today trying to get it all organized and separated and sent out to the various destinations. there are medical supplies, batteries, boxing gear, solar panels, swing sets, 100 bags of clothes, you name it, it's in there. also, 3 out of the 4 trucks are down for the count, so the distribution lines are lagging...

the boys then get to root through thebags of clothes - it is amazing to watch them, 14 teenage boys holding up all kinds of clothes, not knowing if it's mens or womens half the time. they laugh and joke and don't fight and i someone wants what they are holding they toss it to him. very different from what you'd see in the states...


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