Thanksgiving Alumni Missionary Trip A Huge Success!
FMC’s first annual Alumni Mission Trip to General Cepeda was a huge success! With almost 60 missionaries participating, God did wonderful things during our time there. FMC’s Intake class of 2012 was wrapping up three weeks at the mission house when the rest of the group – mostly FMC Alumni missionaries and their families – arrived to spend Thanksgiving week serving the people of Mexico. Thanks to the presence of Fr. John Carville, we were able to bring Mass to about a dozen ranchos throughout the week. We also put roofs on two homes and a rancho chapel, installed a floor, visited the homebound, and went out every afternoon to proclaim the Gospel to the farthest and least cared for ejidos.
It was a joyful experience to share the week of mission with so many current and former FMC missionaries. Mornings of Praise and Worship allowed us to start every day in God’s presence. Everyone gave 110 percent, and God blessed us with beautiful weather and a truly peaceful time of service.
We had a record breaking Thanksgiving dinner at the mission house, where we were able to share a delicious dinner prepared by our missionaries and staff with over 130 people. God multiplied the food for sure, because we were planning for less than 100! Everyone agreed that this Alumni trip should be a Thanksgiving tradition for FMC – it truly felt like a family reunion!
Do you feel called to go on a mission trip this year? For information about any of our upcoming short-term mission trips make sure to consult the Pick a Trip page (http://www.familymissionscompany.com/familymc/pick-a-trip/) and click the individual trips to see the dates for 2012.