(ANS – Salem) – Des Williams is a Bosco Volunteer Action (BOVA) volunteer from Scotland, who took some time out of running his own business to spend 4 months volunteering at Don Bosco Care Home, Salem, India. He has spent time reflecting on his experiences during and after his placement and shares with us some of his thoughts a few months after returning to the UK.
(ANS – Laga) – “When I think about the beginning of my missionary vocation, I recall always how, as a child, my mother used to call me to do something: ‘Please come and do this or that.’ Whenever mom called I would stop whatever I was doing and I would try my best to do what she asked me to do. My missionary vocation is similar to this call at a certain moment of my life.”
(ANS - Rosario) - Fr Frederick "Chingui" Salmeron, a 29-year-old Salesian with a diploma in drug prevention, works with the young people of the Ludueña district, one of the most dangerous of Rosario, Argentina. Here people live "in the shadow of death", but he, with other Salesians, keeps the community alive.