Sidney A. Smith, April 7, 2018 – 4th Interview

Mission Experiences with Elder Nelson, Chinese surgeon, temple dedication, catholic priest.

People of the Rio Grande Valley BorderTowns: Fernando "Usually when I play my sets I want the drop to be clear when it's going to be there."

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Fernando Torres and I talk about his goals as a computer science major and music DJ in the Rio Grande Valley. Fernando has organically fallen into the role of photographer's apprentice while...

John Lee & Quinn Riddle

Longtime friends, John (41) and Quinn (40), sit to talk about their time in the Peace Corps. How the Peace Corps changed them and the friendships and gifts they received from their time in service.

Sidney A. Smith, Mar. 23, 2019 – 1st Interview

Dad returning from mission, perspectives on callings, his mom and dad passing

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Cristina, "We want to create an infrastructure for people to grow into people we want to see.

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Cristina Garza, Program Director of the Mission EDC and creator of the Expert In Residence program says part of the Mission CEED co-working space's mission is "...to create an infrastructure for people...

Honduras

Ministry stories of the amazing people of Honduras during Hurricane Mitch

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: David "There is a legacy beyond social status."

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: David. David Withrow is the successful owner of the local cafe, Agrarian Coffee in McAllen, TX. David is a father and husband with a penchant for the refined culinary palette. David speaks...

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Annette

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Annette tells me about her experiences growing up in the Rio Grande Valley and working and traveling with her family as a migrant worker.

“It was a better use of my life.”

Father Frank DeSiano calls himself a "lifer." He entered the Paulist junior seminary as a teenager. That was more than 45 years ago. He's a noted leader in evangelization or sharing of the Catholic faith. Father Frank has been the...

“It was as if I never heard that before…”

Father Steve Petroff is a kind of survivor on the spiritual journey--a model for anyone who believes that if you work hard and stay close to God, doors that appeared closed will open. Just before his ordination as a Paulist...

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Denny, "I wanted to go out and learn the world on my own, through my own eyes…"

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Denny Bentley and I talk about being raised in the Rio Grande Valley by missionaries. In high school, Denny turned down the choice to be in AP classes at his high school...

“I was not rebellious at all”

We just talked about her life before meeting Sam and then how being married has changed their relationship. We also talked about future plans and goal for life

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Mitch

People of the Rio Grande Valley: Mitch. Artist Mitch Darte and I talk about the loss of her Mother and how it propelled her into her flourishing career in painting. Mitch was a high school art teacher, and after losing...

The Mission of A Jesuit University-University of Detroit Mercy-Detroit, Michigan

The mission of a Jesuit university, and how we view the city of Detroit at University of Detroit Mercy

Sidney A. Smith, April 7, 2018 – 3rd Interview

Discussion of Dad’s calling to Toronto as mission president and service in Toronto.