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students in the classroom.
It’s that time of the year when many volunteers are ending their time of service and asking, “What is God calling me to do next?”
In my own case, when I completed my year of service with Rostro de Cristo eight years ago, I knew that the time living and working among the poor in
had left an indelible mark. The year of service and the friendships developed taught me to be instead of do, and to listen, encourage, and empower instead of to do for. It also awakened in me an overwhelming sense of the need for solidarity, not only between individual people but also between nations. I saw more clearly than ever the need to consider “impact on the poor and vulnerable” as an important criterion for foreign policy and, having become more in-tuned to international affairs, I realized that sadly, this was not often the case. Ecuador