“True joy is born from the encounter, from the relationships with others. We must create a culture of encounter, a culture of friendship, a culture in which we find brothers and sisters…They all have something in common with us: they are images of God.”
– Pope Francis
An Invitation to Encounter
Each summer 12–15 recent college graduates travel to the edges of Guayaquil, Ecuador to serve with Rostro de Cristo (RdC) as year long volunteers. They do so in response to God’s call to love our neighbors and to share in the joys and struggles with those who live on the margins. Volunteers spend a year together intentionally living our pillar values: spirituality, service, community, simplicity, and hospitality.