Greetings Family, Friends, Faculty, and other supporters!
It is hard to believe that tomorrow our group of twenty departs for El Salvador! The group includes me, Mr. Marcos Gonzales, SJ, Mr. Jake Kelly, Victor Beck, Ryan Coury, Arnold Date, Bennett Fees, Pat and John Grindey, Robert Huerta, Trevor Klein, Aiden McGuire, Ryan Middlemist, Henry Nelson, Michael Reyes, Liam Richardson, Frankie Pastor, Osman Servin, Justin Smith and Jack Taylor, all Brophy seniors who were selected to be members of our sixteenth Brophy El Salvador Immersion Experience. We are dedicated to making this a yearly pilgrimage of learning and growing, of questing and questioning, of being changed and challenged by the reality of the people of El Salvador.
From its beginning back in 2004 this blog has been an integral part of the experience so that all of you can follow along on our adventures in El Salvador as we experience them. Our plan is to post a journal entry on as much of a daily basis as possible. We arrive in El Salvador Monday night, May 20 and return on May 31st. If all goes as planned, we’ll have pictures and text so all of you at home can stay informed of what we are doing and get a feel for the experiences we are having.
For the first several days of our trip we will be in the “campo,” in our Sister Communities in Morazan Province, and will not have internet access, so we’ll begin posting late on the 26th or the morning of the 27th. The guys will have a chance to contribute to the blog as we go through the experience. We invite you to log on and come along with us. You can even write comments back to us. We look forward to hearing from you!
Our hopes for this trip are many. First of all, we pray for a safe trip. We would ask all of you who are reading this to pray for us as we move through the experience. We also hope that this experience gives us a greater sense of the interconnectedness of the world we live in. Oftentimes we become so focused on our own lives that we can tend to forget about other places and peoples. In these times of war it’s especially important to gain perspectives from more than just one window in the house we call the world. So it’s with that in mind that we travel to El Salvador: to see the world and ourselves in it from a new perspective, and to see the God who made it from the eyes of the poor. Please share this blog with friends and family via email or social media!
Please pray for us!
Well, that’s all for now. We’ll see you in El Salvador!