|Fr. Michael Mitchell LC hands over the keys of her new home to the homeowner|
Young men of high school
and college age and their dads are invited to join
Fr. Michael Mitchell, LC, on a weeklong mission to Mexico
this summer. The men will be working in
the Mayan village of Nuevo Durango, two hours south of
Cancun from June 16-23, 2013.
Fr. Michael just returned from a similar mission in March
last month with a group of young men from the
University of Iowa and boys from Mt. Michael High School
in Omaha, Nebraska. More than 60 young men
helped build three homes for needy families there located in
the hills outside of the city of Puebla.
“These guys worked hard and used their
spring break very generously,” said Fr. Michael. “They all came
home with their arms full of good works and found
a true happiness in giving of themselves. Mission
trips always change one’s outlook on life.”
The homes were built for three young families
with four children each. “Two of the husbands
had passed away leaving the mothers all alone,” said Fr.
Michael. “We were able to help them by building each
of them a small, two-bedroom home that will now give
them a solid roof over their head and a clean
place to live.”
|The boys from Mt. Michael High School in Omaha, Nebraska.|
Father, the most difficult part was waiting for the water
to be brought back and forth for mixing the building
cement. “It was transported by donkey from a
mile away!” he said.
in all, the missions went very well,” he added, encouraging
those interested in joining him for June to contact him
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for a flyer
on the June mission.
the jungle villages of Cancun, the ongoing building projects include
repairs to a church, painting rooms in the town Missionary
Center, building CCD classrooms, restroom facilities, and a soccer field.
The cost for the mission
is $450, covering a participant’s food (simple, healthy meals brought
in from Cancun) lodging at the Mission Youth Center in
Nuevo Durango, local land transportation, missionary kits and construction materials.
Besides the building projects, there
will be daily Mass, spiritual talks, activities with the children
and townspeople, a day trip to the Mayan ruins and
beach, and door-to-door evangelizing.
more information on all Mission Youth missions, go to www.Missionyouthmissions.com or contact Fr. Michael at email@example.com.
|Little Mario brings water for the cement via donkey from one mile away.|