St. Anselm’s senior travels to serve people in the Congo

For Walter Heiser, a graduating senior at St. Anselm’s Abbey School in Washington, D.C., a recent trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave him the opportunity to live out his faith and practice what he has learned at his school.

The visit to the Central African nation to work with a non-profit organization providing accessible health care in remote areas, Heiser said, was “a memorable service opportunity… (where) I exhibited love through my actions.”

“I love rendering service to others in my community and in the world because I know that service is a form of love of neighbor, and that when I am in the service of my fellow man, I am in the service of my God,” he said. “My St. Anselm’s education has reinforced the importance of serving others in my life.”

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