Get together with high school girls from the Lola Arosemena High School in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on October 2, 2015.
The Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother have begun their apostolic work in a school in the South side of Guayaquil, in the town of Cobien. The school is an all-girls school called Lola Arosemena. Two sisters go there every Friday from 9:30 in the morning to 12:30 and give talks on human formation and on the dignity of the person to students ranging from 8th grade to the third year of high school, that is, 13 to 18 years old.
A few weeks ago the freshmen girls from the school asked us to organize an activity after school and, finally, we were able to meet with them and have the get-together. They all jumped for joy on hearing the news, and although it was their first day of vacation, 20 girls came to participate and only 3 were missing.
We started the day with songs and activities, and then moved on to teach them how to pray. We gave a few points of meditation, telling them that the goal they had to reach was heaven and that this life was the way to be able to get there, so they had to figure out which was the right path.
After the meditation, we did a game of tests and questions and then went on to prepare the meal. They all took part in the preparation of the meal, a thing that they loved.
We ate and cleaned up, washed dishes and went to see a part of the movie “Land of Mary”. They liked the conversions stories of the people who gave their testimony and how they had changed their lives.
We ended up with the cutting of the cake they had prepared that was cooling in the fridge, and as they were leaving and saying their goodbyes they were given a piece of the cake.
We hope that this has really helped them to know another reality of life different than the one they usually live.