So, after reading the book by Family Missions Company's founder, the Cursillo made with an FMC missionary, the Magnificat breakfast whose speaker was the FMC founder, the "Feed My Sheep" Holy Hour, the SERVE flyer from FMC, the messages heard at the FMC Formation night about children and safety, the Middle School retreat at Our Lady of the Bayou owned by FMC where we heard from "kid missionaries" themselves, and lots and lots and lots of prayers, it is official------This family is heading on a mission trip to Mexico!
Our family, including the kids, will be traveling with other families to General Cepeda, Mexico and staying at FMC's mission house at the end of May. We will join the missionaries there in corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Our group will be painting, repairing houses, and various other work projects. We will also be visiting the sick, handicapped, elderly, and the homebound. We travel to some of the surrounding communities and evangelize by sharing our stories with them and praying with them.
There are a few things that you can do to help. First, PRAY, PRAY, & PRAY some more. Although, we are very excited, we are a little nervous about traveling to a foreign country with the kids. But we feel that is what we are being called to do, so off we go. Pray, not only for us, but for the other families & the missionaries that will be traveling with us and also for the people we will be ministering to. Pray for our safety and our success in spreading Christ's message.
We will be collecting various items to bring with us to hand out to those in need and collecting monies to help fund some of the work projects we will be doing there. I will be sending out a list of what is needed by email and regular mail. If you aren't on either of those lists and would like to help, please message me. I'd be happy to get that information to you. In the meantime, please add us and FMC's Family Pentecost Mission Trip to your daily prayers.
I'll leave you with this statement that I read on the blog of an FMC Missionary this morning:
"God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called."
What's He calling you to do?