|Franciscan Mission Service is excited to unveil our electronic World Care Newsletter! |
| ||Br. Paul O'Keeffe Visits Missioners In Bolivia|
In a whirlwind two weeks, development director Br. Paul O'Keeffe traveled to Bolivia to visit the missioners and to scout out potential sites for future Short-term Mission and Global Awareness Trip.
Read more about Br. Paul's trip
| ||Announcing Short-Term Mission And Global Awareness Trips|
Through partnership with our current missioners and Franciscans overseas, FMS is working to develop Short-Term Mission and Global Awareness Trips to be launched in early 2013. Take your group to Kenya, South Africa or Bolivia!
Full story: FMS to take students and groups abroad
| ||Spring Fund Drive: Help Us End Our Fiscal Year Strong|
In May, we sent out a letter asking for your support. We only do this twice a year, so please considering giving a gift to support FMS at this time.
| ||Returned Missioner Story: Continuing The Mission Call As A Mother|
Patty Sollmann of FMS' second lay mission class says that mission prepared her for life as a mother. The experiences she and her husband Lorenz had in Guatemala (1992-1994) shaped the way they chose to raise their children.
Learn more about Patty and her family.
| ||Mission Matters: Updates From Africa And Latin America |
Lynn Myrick continues to teach English and has been invited to join a new ministry: the Andean Information Network, a news service that corrects misinformation in the news about Bolivia.
Read about the rest of our missioners
| ||Celebrating National Volunteer Month|
In case you missed it, we celebrated National Volunteer Month throughout April with profiles on some of our missioners, volunteers and board members highlighting the vital work they do in our office, in our community and around the world.
Check out our blog series
| ||World Care Benefit and Celebration Rejoices In Service Abroad |
From Archbishop Emeritus of Washington Cardinal Theodore McCarrick's keynote on St. Francis, to the testimony by returned missioner Kristen Nalen to the presentation of the Anselm Moons OFM Award, this spring's World Care Benefit and Celebration centered around the call and significance of international service.
Check out our website for photos from the evening and videos of our speakers.
| ||Last Chance To Apply For This Year's Mission Class! |
Start your missioner application today! If you complete the full application and meet the qualifications, you'll be invited to our next set of discernment days at our Washington, D.C. headquarters, July 12-13, to help you further discern whether overseas mission is right for you.
|We're On Pinterest!
As part of our growing social media and online presence, we have joined Pinterest. If you're a fellow pinner, check out our boards for international recipes, environmental tips, inspiration and more.Follow us!
|Watch Kim's talk on "thin places"||We Want To Know: What Are Your "Thin Places"?|
Our Executive Director Kim Smolik recently read an article in the New York Times about "thin places," locales where its easy to catch glimpses of the divine. The experience of mission is like a thin place. But we want to hear from YOU about places you've been that have impacted you. Where do you find God?
Visit our blog and tell us about your "thin place"!