In 2002, the summer after his first year in dental school, PLNU alum Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick traveled to Nicaragua and had his first experience in hands-on dentistry. It was a deeply meaningful experience but he had no idea then that he would return years later and eventually help establish five dental clinics and a coffee company to help sustain the care.
The American writer, theologian, and minister Frederick Buechner has said that the story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all. When we share our stories, those who listen to us hear what sounds something like their own lives. The variety of human experience somehow seems familiar.
This past weekend, hundreds of individuals gathered at the U.S.-Mexico border for “La Posada Sin Fronteras,” an event held each year at Christmastime at Friendship Park along the San Ysidro/Tijuana border. “La Posada” is a tradition that has been celebrated in Mexico going back as far as 400 years, where people go from door to door asking for lodging and being denied, recreating the journey of Joseph and Mary.
The Advent season is one of the most wonderful times of year. This month, the office of spiritual development will post Advent reflections once a week. Join us in celebrating this season. The Gift Has Come!
PLNU is an educational institution that has adopted a vision for outreach. The Ministry with Mexico is a component of that vision. The university has recently hired Esteban Trujillo as the Associate Director of International Ministries to coordinate Ministry with Mexico. We had an opportunity to interview Esteban to see his insight on Ministry With Mexico.
The Christmas Season is finally here! Both PLNU and the San Diego Community will host several wonderful Christmas activities to welcome the Christmas Season. Take a look at these great opportunities to celebrate the spirit of Christmas with our community.