The Light Remains: 2013 in Review
Many thanks to the Advent reflection series contributors.
Below are reflections our readers particularly enjoyed, listed again in case you missed them:
The Light of One: The Gift of Yourself by Hady Mendez
The Light of One: Confessions of a Bad Listener by Sarah Hoffeditz
The Light of One: Preparing to Be Overwhelmed by Michael Carlson
The Light of One: Mother. Administrator. Agronomist. Jefa. Friend. by Annemarie Barret
Franciscan Mission Service celebrates 2013 by looking back at just a few highlights:
– In January, we sent two new lay missioners – Annemarie Barrett and Jeff Sved – to Cochabamba, Bolivia.
A few months later, we took our first group of college students abroad to learn about poverty, racism, and other social justice issues.
– Over the course of the year we welcomed several new faces to our staff: Natalie Helfrick, Jason Bach, Sarah Hoffeditz, Chanda Ikachana, and Michael Carlson
– We welcomed to training one of our largest mission classes in recent history this September and then commissioned them for service in December. We look forward to a wonderful 2014 with our four new missioners in the field: Mary Mortenson, Nate Mortenson, Hady Mendez, and Valerie Ellis.
Mission Class 29: Four New Missioners!