A month ago the Heart’s Home Center in Valparaiso organized a concert attended by 100 (mostly young) people. Matías, from Concepción, a faithful friend of the Chilean team, was interviewed after the concert:
What did you think about the artistic performance?
The artists invited to the event included Pancho Vera, an experienced troubadour from Concepción and the local duet “Aire y Tierra.” I was deeply impressed by the quality and beauty of the music, of the voices, of the guitar accords…
Everybody was moved and experienced an intense show, a show which came from the soul… The public kept asking for the artists to go on playing, for them not to leave the scenario..
Do you know the kid who accompanied the Heart’s Home missionaries during the concert?
Indeed! It’s beloved Mimí. It was very moving to see how he and some other friends who live in the Heart’s Home neighborhood committed to help and collaborate with the event.
Mimí’s real name is Sigisfredo. He’s a special kid, suffering from mental paralysis. He’s fourteen years old and is a faithful visitor of the Heart’s Home center. On weekends, when he does not go to school, he joins the missionaries for morning prayer and stays in the house until dusk. Even though very simple tasks like setting the table are a big effort for him, he’s always helping the missionaries cook and do household chores. He’s so enthusiastic about the smallest of details that he has become our teacher helping us learn how much value the tiniest of gestures can have, as long as they are done out of love.