Through this program, she connects with youth in dangerous neighborhoods, giving them a place where they feel secure.
Juntos teaches Jesus’ love and kindness by example, producing godly leaders who can continue to witness for God in their neighborhoods by demonstrating His goodness.
However, there are people who have the courage to be a light to people who live in darkness. My mom works for a missionary organization called The Navigators.
She directs a program called Juntos, which means “together” in Spanish.
We’re putting money to other things before the environment.” The 17-year-old was set to receive the Bishop Patrick J.
Byrne Award for winning the essay contest during the school’s Mass for Ash Wednesday, March 1.
We received 1,828 essays from students competing in two divisions (grades 6–8 and grades 9–12). I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a city with a reputation for being one of the worst in the United States, and there is some truth behind that. Schools are consistently failing on standardized tests.
The homeless population is steadily growing (a 9.7 percent increase in the last year), and substance abuse is also a huge problem, methadone being the most popular drug to misuse.
My sister, half asleep, walked in behind her with a sleeping bag and a pillow.
My mom told me that two of the kids she works with had to sleep in my sister’s room because their mom was extremely drunk. I was irritated at the time because I had to share a room with my sister, and I did not understand why I had to give up my own comfort.