Enjoy a short interview with Katelyn, who travelled to Denver with a group of other HuskerCatholic students to work with Christ in the City last month over spring break!
Katelyn Pick, UNL class of 2020 | Hometown: Columbus, Nebraska
WHAT DID YOU DO?
We walked the streets having conversations with people! I was hesitant at first but towards the end of the week, I was excited to have meaningful conversations with them. (In some ways, I think I got more out of our conversations than they did!) Sometimes we aren't able to offer resources or financial help but what we can all do is offer up a conversation to someone who might need it or just be someone they can talk too.
WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF?
I learned that God didn't put us on earth for ourselves. He put us here in order to serve him and our fellow neighbors in any way that we can.
My group had just finished eating lunch on our last day and we were walking around looking for people to talk to. We started walking one way when we heard a voice yell, "STOP!" A homeless man using crutches quickly came up to us. He told us that he was on the way to the doctor because he had just found out he had stage five cancer and did not have much time left. Together, we prayed to Our Lady, and he gave the missionary we were with his phone number. "Call whenever," he said, "I'd love to pray with you another time or with anyone who needs it. That's what I'm dedicating the rest of my life to." This experience brought tears to my eyes because he didn't want anything from us other than to simply pray. This man was so sick, but so full of God and life!