Name: VIDES Volunteer Missioners at Re-Entry Camp
Healing prayer for Valerie Gomez
Group singing "Holy Ground"
The following are reflections written by the
volunteers during their Re-Entry.
"Re-entry was great! Re-entry has given me the chance
to share my story with others, and to let them be aware
of the great work being done in Westwego. Finally, re-
entry has given me the chance to meet some other
amazing people (volunteers) who have also made a
difference in others’ lives."
"Re-entry was great to de-brief and process my hopes
and worries. The support and knowledge from fellow
volunteers was comforting as we shared our stories of
love, happiness and joy."
"Re-entry has been a great experience. It has allowed
me to process and share my mission. Hearing other
volunteers’ experiences has also been a highlight. I will
always remember the people I’ve met and the stories
"Re-entry was a vital time to reflect on the experiences I
had this year, to hear others' experiences, and to
integrate them into my life: to integrate them in such a
way that this mission never ends, that the things I have
experienced this year continue to influence me, the
decisions I make, and the path I will take in my future.
My mission feels in many ways like a beautiful
preparation for the rest of my life..."
"Coming to the re-entry camp has allowed me to reflect
on my experience and how it transformed me, and to
consider way in which I can honor who I have become.
In connecting with the other volunteers and hearing their
stories, I have come to realize the many wondrous and
varying ways God calls each of us to serve Him and
"Leaving Timor early left a wound within my heart for
almost two months. It was only after going through re-
entry camp that I received the peace I needed."
"Having completed my re-entry a year ago, this
experience took on a new dimension for me. I was able
to reflect on how I have changed within the past year
after completing my service. It was a time for me to
evaluate my lifestyle and re-dedicate myself to living
every moment in the love of Christ."
"Here at the re-entry I am remembering what it was like
to leave those boys and the other friends that I made five
months ago. The experience is a story that I cannot
forget, and this re-entry gave me the important
opportunity to share that story with others."
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