Teens gain new perspective from trip to Guatemala

REAL LIFE—Cantor Li-Paz, center, is surrounded by Conejo teens and Guatemalan villagers during a recent trip to the rural country.

I have been fortunate to work closely with nearly a thousand preteens and teens in my 13 years as a cantor. Most of these wonderful kids have lived in relative affluence. Teaching them blessings has been fairly easy, but teaching them the reality of being blessed has been a challenge.

On Dec. 26 I led a trip to Guatemala with my son and a doz...

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