What's important was to be able to contribute as well as having fun during the event. It was blessing as well to be able to meet new friends along the way which we became a pack during the whole event. It's a cheeky and a fun group which includes Elizabeth from Germany, Marie from Canada, Matt(who came later tagged along Elizabeth when they were introduced) from Montana USA and me.
It was considered as our first 'official' day of work. So, everything was kinda hectic as we were in a process of building up a team to be assigned at specific area around Barangaroo. Fortunately, four of us were still together when the team was formed. :) The team was called as Super G supervised by a fun loving person from Utah, Anna B.
Me, Elizabeth and Marie (our first day of work - Elizabeth's second day)
Group formation at Barangaroo
Super G Team
There were times as well when the day was extremely boring. What we did was to sit together and had our very own sharing group to play and talk about our culture and background. At the end of the day, we manage to run off and try our luck to see the dressing rehearsel at the Sydney Opera House. It was a performance composed by Beethoven on Missa Solemnis. The performance was great and truly beautiful.
Final Mass at the Racecourse
Yes, we had rewards too hehe... it was quite simple, but the biggest reward I would say was the memories back in Sydney. I don't know whether the pilgrimage really brought springtime to the winter in australia, but it did bring springtime in one part of my life.
It's not about getting those materials or meeting the pope, it's a gift of friendship with the people I met and also the gift of experience traveling in a different places independantly.
Our rewards as volunteers
A reward i didn't manage to attend uhuhu