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Visitors to Mwitikira

mwitikira2.jpgThe most touching and surprising part of the trip was the overall kindness and generosity of the people of Mwitikira.  The amount of effort they put into making us feel included, welcomed, safe, and comfortable, is still incredibly humbling.”—Bethany Gordon, St. Paul’s youth

“My fondest memory of my initial pilgrimage is our conversations of faith.  In very real ways, we the people of St. Paul’s are poor and the people of Mwitikira are rich. Perhaps the people of Mwitikira are rich in ways that matter more.  While the village lacks material wealth, the village is rich in their relationship with God. 
    I marvel at the divisions we create here among ourselves; political party, race, class, gender, neighborhood, school affiliations, and on and on to the point of being petty.  We lose sight of what is important.  In Mwitikira, the divisions that we’ve created here are of little value there.  When we are able to minimize those divisions, it frees up space for us to have conversation about the oneness of being human.  This is the space where we are able to engage in the work of the church.”—Mark Gordon. St. Paul’s parishioner