Our Visit to Oblates’ Class for Special Needs Children in Tijuana

_mg_8003One of the most rewarding works of the Oblate’s mission in Tijuana is their work with special needs children.  The Oblates provide the children in the La Morita area of Tijuana a safe place to flourish and grow.

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Our travel team visited with children who were unable to communicate with words to their families when they came into the program.  Now, with assistance from the Oblate program, they have learned to talk with their parents.  What a profound effect this must have on these families!  Many of the children are bullied or picked on at school, so the Oblates program provides a much better environment for the children play and learn.

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One of the most touching moments of our visit to the mission was visiting with the children and their families.  We had the opportunity to let the parents describe some of the challenges of raising their special needs children, the difficulties their children have on a day-to-day basis dealing with other children and how the Oblates program has made such a positive difference in their lives.

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Author: John Wagner

I work for the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Belleville, Illinois in the USA. The Oblates are a Roman Catholic congregation of priests and brothers founded after the French Revolution by St. Eugene De Mazenod to work among the poor. Today there are nearly 4,000 missionaries working in more than 60 countries around the world.

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