Archive | December, 2017

NEW DATE – 2018 Mission Trip Kick-Off Meeting Monday, January 29, 7-9 PM at St. Ed’s Room 200 and Google Hangouts

1 Dec

wp-image-2000530233jpg.jpgWas 1/22, moved to 1/29. This on-line and in person meeting will be to supporting your discernment process about joining our mission trip this year. It’s a great opportunity to support a social justice organization – the Teresa Toda Home, a home for very poor girls in Azua, Dominican Republic with a summer camp in July 2018. This trip, a Church of Saint Edward sister community relationship annual event, is for women over 18 and mother-daughter pairs for daughters over 15. We have openings from July 7 through July 15 and July 14 through July 22nd for travelers interested in sharing a spiritual experience with young women and girls from another country. In a Vacation Bible School format, learn bible stories, play and dance to music, make crafts, perform skits, and other activities. We pray, exchange stories, share love, and spend time with the girls. Through the activities they learn English, enjoy crafts, and build self-esteem. Each trip is deeply touching and spiritual. Special gifts you may share are Spanish skills, crafting and beading talents, or your professional experience (esp. healthcare, tourism, retail, scientists, government, education, and other areas). If you want to follow the Pope’s lead on social justice, charity, adventure, spiritual experiences, fellowship, growth, and fun answer the call to travel with us this summer or help out from Minnesota. Look around this blog, starting on the About page and please contact me with questions or to RSVP (let me know if you’re interested in joining remotely).  Here are the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page from this year so far. Please share!!