Hello Friends and Family,
I'm glad you dropped by my page and I'm excited to share with you a little of my mission plans. As you know, I'm headed west, to begin my year-long adventure in the windy land of North Dakota at Turtle Mountain Reservation. There, I'll be serving and living among the Chippewa and Metis and learning about their culture and customs.
I'm thrilled at the opportunity to assist the local mission parish, St. Ann's, in their ministry to the area. Onsite, in Belcourt, ND, the missionaries help to run a small day school, a food pantry which provides delivery to local residents, and a secondhand store, among other things. My personal role as a missionary will be to revamp their fundraising program - bringing my professional expertise and background with an MBA in nonprofit management to the program.
On a fun note, I offered to assist with weekend music ministry and to put my former training as a Montessori teacher to good use. I will be assisting Sr. Katherine, SOLT, as she begins the Catechisis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) program for 3-5 year old's at St. Ann's. I've been working with the CGS teachers at my current parish in Plymouth (Our Lady of Good Counsel) and a crew of volunteers to create materials for the program. My new friend, Sr. Katherine, was touched by this offer and eagerly welcomed our help in getting it off the ground!
Please prayerfully consider joining my endeavor by donating to my mission fund*, pledging your prayer support, and/or committing to write to me with news from home and encouragement**. I need to raise $18,500 by Aug. 31st and would love to count you among my supporters. I'll be sending updates to my support team throughout the year and hope to see your name on my email list.
Be assured of my prayers and fun stories in return!
In Christ, with the intercession of St. Ann and St. Kateri,
*If you prefer to support by making a monthly donation during my year-long venture, the option to select "recurring gift" appears on the second page of the donation process.
**Click the prayer button and write "prayer team" or "encouragement team" with your note.