Columban Seminarians Discuss Mission Assignment to Pakistan

Columban Seminarians Elbert Balbastro and Jerry Lohera talk about their experiences following their first mission assignments in Pakistan. 

Originally from the Philippines, both Balbastro and Lohera tell views,  in the videos below, what is was like during their mission assignments, their interactions with local people, their work with both christians and hindus, what they learned and what the experience meant to them. They also thank Columban donors for making their first mission experience possible.


Seminarian Elbert Balbastro



Seminarian Jerry Lohera


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