by Br. Evangelo D'Souza, sdb
KAPADVANJ-GUJARAT , APRIL 13, 2015: The community of Kapadvanj organized a two day camp for boys of Katlal and Ahmedabad from the 6th to the 8th of April, 2015. The camp commenced by invoking God's blessing through a prayer song. Br. Anthony Patole helped the boys feel at home and get acquainted with one another.
Br. Evangelo helped the boys develop their personality by inviting each of them to come forward and present themselves and their team through a skit. The documentary, 'Prerna' based on the life of a physically challenged girl, was an inspiration to the boys. It showed how the girl who could not even lift her own body was able to draw, paint, take coaching classes and compose poems. She is an inspiration to all.
On 7th April, Br. Justus invited each participant to give their opinion on the documentary. Sunil, a boy from Ahmedabad commented, 'Though she had her own limitations, she was able to help people and make an impact on their life.' Br. Justus also invited each one to discern their own vocation - a vocation that will help them to find inner joy.
Br. Evangelo made the boys aware that they should give a thought about a career in their life. He asked each one to think seriously about their future. The boys then had a refreshing outing in the cool and clean waters of Galteshwar, a river 40 kms from Kapadvanj. In the evening the boys prepared skits onthe life of Jesus.
The camp ended with the celebration of the Eucharist. During the offertory the boys offered all the good things they had learnt during the camp. In the homily, Fr. Mayank invited each boy to be agents of good news.