Before going to Mexico, my faith was suffering and I wanted that to change. I was very excited to help the people of General Cepeda, but I was nervous to talk about my faith and open up to people I had never met before. I was not sure if I was emotionally ready to experience eight days of spiritual activities.
I will be honest and say that I was a bit overwhelmed the first two days. I knew that I was going to be taken out of my comfort zone in Mexico and I was a little worried, but this trip was exactly what I needed to fall back in love with my faith.
One morning I was assigned to go on home visits. I loved visiting the people of General Cepeda and little did I know that, on a Wednesday morning, my faith would be changed.
Doña Alvarida was a ninety-year old woman who lived alone. Even though she lived by herself, she said that she never felt alone because God was always with her. Sometimes when we struggle with our faith we feel very lost and alone, but Doña reminded me of all the wonderful people God has put in my life.
This trip opened my eyes and heart to the beauty of the Catholic faith. I learned so much by listening to other missionaries and the people from Mexico. In the beginning of the week I was nervous about sharing my thoughts, but by the end of the week I felt more comfortable and experienced so much joy by speaking to others.
Going to General Cepeda inspired me. This mission trip has challenged me to live out my faith more. It taught me that God is always there for me even when I don’t realize it. Serving others and spreading the word of God was an honor and I hope to do more mission work in the future.
- Amanda Moncada, Sophomore
Our College Missionaries
This blog is by our student and missionaries so that you can learn a little more about our experience on our mission trips!