Mission Trip to Peru

Mission Trip to Peru

When high school senior Severyn Parsons signed up for a Commissioned by Christ mission trip to Piura, Peru, he didn’t know what to expect. “I feel like I haven’t been serving as much as I could in my faith, and this seemed like an incredible opportunity and a chance to do that,” he said.

Parsons and 13 of his classmates at Bishop O’Connell High School soon discovered that they would receive spiritually more than they served.

The Catholic Herald joined the O’Connell group to visit Peru at the same time with CBC, a nonprofit in the Arlington diocese that organizes short-term mission trips domestically and internationally for Catholic adults and families.

Read the complete story and view photos from Anna Harvey, Arlington Catholic Herald staff writer and photographer.

Photo of four students and a young adult missionary shoveling dirt for a cement floor at a home in Piura, Peru.