Two youths from Victoria, Gozo, Ino Mario Borg and Mark Cremona are currently on a missionary experience in our parish. Mark has an inbuilt passion for helping the missions and last year has carried voluntary work in Ethiopia. He stated “Guatemala is a country of extreme contrasts……. there are some rich people but at the same time we have seen so many poor around and this has been a shocking sight !” He quotes the saying “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal ”
They are visiting several villages with Fr. Anton, sharing love, a few words and above all their presence . They have also started performing some manual work including painting the interior of the new church.
Ino Mario who is on his first missionary experience, comments ” What I have witnessed so far here in Izabal is helping me to change my perception about life and what it means to share with the poorest of the poor”
Their visit in Guatemala comes to an end on the 16th October.