by Christiansen Ng
In Poland, the majority of people there are Catholics. From the first day I reached, the people there have been giving me great hospitality, especially my foster family. They gave my friends and I a big warm hug when we first met up in the parish church where we attended our daily masses. They also treated us like their own children, cooking for us great Polish cuisine, and even washing our dirty clothes even when we didn't ask them to. They also brought us around for some sight seeing, took us to some churches and even a theme park for us to play for some time.
The most unforgettable food I had in my foster family was during the barbecue day. That evening, after we came back from a long hike near the hills, my foster family set up a barbecue pit in the garden where we dined while sitting on the seesaw. We talked, laughed, took photos, enjoyed the food and the moments we had together. I feel very grateful that God has allowed me to experience this event in my life, which will be a special part of my memories. God loves us so much and it is because of Him that all this was possible. In the future I will be as generous as my foster family and open up my house for other pilgrims to stay in and give them good hospitality just as they have given me. Click on for a compilation by World Youth Day (WYD) pilgrims Jonathan Gan, Shamus Siau & Bernard Ow of other recollections and pictures.