CNR students and staff members traveled to Ecuador
during March Spring break for one of the 2011 Plunge Service Trips to work with
communities in and around Guayaquil with the organization, Rostro de Cristo
(RDC). RDC is a volunteer and retreat program of the Catholic Church based
in Duran, near Guayaquil.
As volunteers with RDC, CNR Plungers worked in various capacities, including:
- child daycare
- elementary education
- medical dispensary and medical visits
- shelters for homeless youth
- educational awareness programs about relevant
health concerns, especially Hansen's disease and HIV prevention
Rostro de Cristo (Face of
Christ) is a program whose mission is to provide spiritual and educational
opportunities for young people from the United States with the people of
Ecuador. Through simplicity, intentional community, and relationships
rooted in solidarity, young people explore what it means to live out the Gospel
of Jesus Christ. RDC is an official partner of Catholic Relief Services.
As always, CNR students
"plunged" into the week - into the culture, into acts of service,
into relationships with the people of Ecuador.