Chris Rodriguez (US)
Christopher’s mission in Colombia was to work with the poor and the disabled. There he worked as a social worker in the slums of Bolivar where he worked at a homeless shelter for children and adults living with disabilities. Bolivar is one of the largest areas of poverty in Latin America due to the displacement caused by the Colombian conflict.
Chris’ second mission was in Bethlehem, South Africa where he inaugurated a mission working with the Catholic Community Service organization. It entailed an after school program for over 1000 under-privileged children, teaching organic farming and management of chicken farms and finally a project that conducted life-skill training for those involved in the above mentioned projects.