I was part of the St. Columban Youth Charity Association in Los Angeles, Calif., directed by Fr. Joseph Choi.
This group meets once every month to listen to talks and advice. There is also a monthly community service at a local food bank in L.A. where we package foods or hand out dry goods. This year, the group was at El Paso, Texas for a “Border Awareness Experience” hosted by Fr. Bill Morton, where we learned about the troubles every migrant has to go through to get to America and at least work to support their families back home.
We did work such as painting the outside of the Columban Mission House and even gardening in the community garden. And not only work, we were even able to walk up to the border just right before the bridge.
Photos by Richard Kim