Students from Oregon State and Portland State universities this summer went on a evangelization trip to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. The 30 youths organized the trek, which took place June 17-30. The trip started in the same way Jesus told his disciples to travel— with nothing for the journey. That’s because the baggage was stuck in Miami.
CENTRAL POINT — Shepherd of the Valley Parish here has taken Pope Francis seriously. The pope has challenged Catholics to bring the joy and message of the Gospel to those outside the church walls. When Catholics think of evangelizing, they often think of reaching adults. But in many neighborhoods, there are children who don’t know who Jesus is, or don’t have a personal connection.