First Topic – Enrique’s Journey
Award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario is here to recount the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States. When Enrique is five years old, his mother, Lourdes, too poor to feed her children, leaves Honduras to work in the United States. The move allows her to send money back home to Enrique so he can eat better and go to school past the third grade. Lourdes promises Enrique she will return quickly. But she struggles in America. Years pass. He begs for his mother to come back. Without her, he becomes lonely and troubled. With gritty determination and a deep longing to be by his mother’s side, Enrique travels through hostile, unknown worlds. It is the timeless story of families torn apart, the yearning to be together again, and a boy who will risk his life to find the mother he loves.
Second Topic – Depression: Three Questions to Ask and Five Ways to Respond
The Church is God’s hospital. It has always been full of people on the mend. We should not be surprised then, that the depressed populate not only secular hospitals and clinics, but also our churches as well. Yet depression remains both familiar and mysterious to pastors and lay church leaders. Mark McMinn is here to look at depression. He has three questions to ask and five ways to respond.