Another good thing that came out is the huge number of people who signed the petitions presented to Governor Calvo. There were about 5000 signatures, which is more than what "Silent No More" put in. Therefore, there are many more people who not only want to see justice for the victims, but also do not want to see innocent people suffer as a result of obtaining justice. A justice that brings suffering to innocents is no justice at all.
As always, the NCW continues to evangelize and grow. We continue our celebrations of the word and the Eucharist. We continue to have our monthly convivence. The NCW has helped some people on our island. One of the brothers from the Neocatechumenal Way gave his testimony, which can be found here and in Pacific Daily News:
My name is Joseph T. Naputi. I walk in the 1st Neocatechumenal Way Community of Chalan Pago within the Nuestra Señora De La Paz y Buen Viaje parish. I am Catholic.I believe the Neocatechumenal Way is not being fairly portrayed in the media. Lost is how the Way has helped people’s lives.When I was single, as a typical young adult, I partied and danced in night clubs, sung in karaoke bars, and got quite drunk. Did a lot of stupid things. And I was not happy. I was alone. I felt I was not loved. One night, I broke down and cried out to God. He heard my cries. God led me back to the Church and I am now married with two sons.What am I trying to say? The Neocatechumenal Way helped me realize that God was always by my side and never abandoned me. Jesus loves me! The Way helped me discover the richness of the Bible -- to see God speaking to me in scripture. After being introduced to the Liturgy of the Hours, around 4 a.m. each morning, my wife and I do our morning prayer and Office of Readings. And the Way helped me to experience the love and mercy of God through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.Is the Neocatechumenal Way the only way to discover God? Of course not! My wife and I are also active in Couples for Christ.The Neocatehumenal Way is God’s gift to me.Joseph T. Naputi is a resident of Chalan Pago.