The impression that I got about El Paso was really lovely. The physical site of the land is dry and brown with limited vegetation, which doesn’t mean that the people, too, are like that.
Even though I have heard some troubling news about the border, people are nicer. I don’t have to put people in the same box as those who have been doing bad things. I hope to make a pastoral and social contribution among the people here, something which will be helpful for them as well as for me.
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Reposted from Missionary Society of St. Columban's blog at http://columban.org/6818/blogs/border-blog/a-lay-missionarys-first-impression-of-juarez/.