INFORMATION MEETING MONDAY FEBRUARY 27th 6:00pm in John Paul 2 Room
This mission trip is open to all parishioners. High School youth are welcome to register and attend unaccompanied. Youth in middle school or younger must be accompanied by an parent/guardian.
Total Fee: $975* ($150 Deposit Due with Registration by March 10th)
*Price should not keep someone from registering for this trip. We have many fundraising opportunities. We will help you raise the money.
Work alongside FMC’s staff and full-time missionaries at our stateside mission base – Big Woods Mission. Our work here is centered around supporting our missionaries preaching the Gospel and serving the poor in the foreign mission field. You will be assisting us in that effort, as well as other work projects at the base. We are also committed to serving and ministering to the poor in our local community; some common activities have included partnering with the Christian Service Center in serving the poor of Abbeville, going on nursing home ministry, joining prayer meetings with the Spanish-speaking community, and serving food to the homeless at St. Joseph’s Diner in Lafayette.
Desert day, a time of prayer and silence with the Lord, is often held at a nearby state park. After prayer time, you can enjoy the splash pad, canoe in the Vermilion River, or hike through the woods at the park. That evening you will get a little taste of Cajun cuisine and Cajun music.
In August of 2016, the state of Louisiana had roughly 7 trillion gallons of water rain down in the span of one week. One area saw more than 2 1/2 feet of rain in less than a day. The flooding caused an estimated $8.7 billion in damages, and more than 100,000 homes were damaged in this natural disaster. Rebuild efforts are still ongoing in 2017, and people in numerous parishes of Louisiana are still desperately in need of help.