After the Vigil, we got some rest under the stars, but to our surprise, we were awakened by blaring music and voices shouting for all of us to get up. Morning Mass was coming soon. We ate some food from our food bags and then entered into the Holy Mass led by Papa Francesco himself. He gave us a powerful message that we are not only the future, we are the NOW. We also found out that the next World Youth Day will be held in… PORTUGAL! After concluding Mass, we departed once again on our 9.3
mile hike. We had the opportunity to spend time with a less fortunate family in the neighborhoods of Panama City, and they even held their own little party for us on the side of the street. It opened our eyes when they came bearing gifts for us although they didn’t have much to give besides a joyful and welcoming heart. Overall, it was an incredible journey and we are so thankful for all of your blessings and support!