We learned an important lesson in solidarity when our partner parish in Nicaragua raised $300 to help us rebuild our own parish after Hurricane Katrina. Our parish has encountered Jesus Christ through its global partnership program. We have a partner parish in Nicaragua and tithe a percentage of our monthly collections to help reduce poverty there. A group from our parish has visited Nicaragua several times to strengthen relationships face-to-face. We learned a powerful lesson in solidarity in 2005 when our Nicaraguan brothers and sisters raised $300 to help us rebuild our own parish in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This program also has fueled our interest in other issues such as immigration reform and taught us to act with Christ’s love as our guide.