Carmen Rustrián’s marriage was in trouble. Then a back injury and severe pain made it impossible for her to work. Four children at home demanded her attention. Tensions rose along with the bills. Soon depression darkened her tilting world. Without health insurance and speaking little English, she didn’t know where to turn. Then she found La Vela and a flicker of hope.
|Carmen Rustrián (left) and Kristina N. Johnson pray together at the La Vela Latino Center for Spiritual Care at First Lutheran Church, Greensboro, N.C. Johnson is the center’s director. The center is in one of the top five fastest growing counties for Latinos in the country.|
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