My first experience in a WYD was in 2011 in Madrid. On this occasion, I was working in the National Youth Ministry Committee, coordinating the official delegation of the country, in preparation for the previous meetings.
I had low expectations because the task of coordinating had me overwhelmed, going to Madrid with 67 pilgrims and I was only 19 years old. We were received by the young people and the priests that would welcome us in Ciudad Real. They looked for the coordinator and were surprised when the one they were looking for was one of the youngest.
My faith experience, where we shared with people all over the world under the same beliefs without prejudices or distinctions, taking care to accompany the pilgrims and helping them have a nice experience.
Edgar Santana, Dominican Republic