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Meet Your Hunger Justice Leaders: Natasha and Erika

Erika Carranza (left) and Natasha Bisbal (right) at Bread for the World's Hunger Justice Leaders training in Washington, DC on June 9, 2012.

Natasha Bisbal, Brooklyn, NY

Q: Why did you want to be a Hunger Justice Leader?

A: My mentor told me about this opportunity and I decided to apply. I want to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. I know this sounds cheesy, but I want to change the world, and I don't know how I'm going to do this, but I am going to figure it out.

Q: What are some of the difficulties that people in your community face?

A: The loss of jobs, crime, broken families, and drug abuse. Pretty much anything you can think of in New York City. But I want to shed light on these issues and bring a positive light to the community so young people in my community can have a brighter future.

Erika Carranza, Santa Ana, CA

Q: What brought you to the Hunger Justice Leaders training?

A: I work at Templo Calvario in Santa Ana, CA, as a missions coordinator and my pastor Lee de León told me, "If you're gonna work for me, you gotta go" [laughing]. But I am excited to see what the Lord does. The people at my church sometimes sees missions as a foreign thing, but I want to show people that missions needs to take place here in our community. I want to focus on home missions in our community.

Q: What are you first impressions of Washington, DC?

A: I love it. Flying in and seeing all the green compared to L.A. was really great. I walked along the Mall. My shoes were killing me, but it was beautiful.



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