Just over 50 Years ago the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on the Missionary.
Just over 50 Years ago the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on the Missionary Activity of the Church (Ad Gentes) proclaimed that, “The pilgrim Church on earth is missionary by its very nature,” resounding the call for all of us to be on mission. Pope Francis has said that “Those who follow Christ cannot fail to be missionaries…” and that we need to get out of the house…and go to the margins…and that “mission is a passion for Jesus and at the same time a passion for his people.”
In response to this call, YOU are invited to share your “passion for Jesus with some of his people” – some of our least brothers and sisters in Christ at the Mustard Seed Communities mission in Kingston, Jamaica – just as some of our NACN members did during the trip offered in 2016 (see NACN Summer 2016 Newsletter for details). The mission is home to hundreds of residents – from newborn to age 40 – who are vulnerable and marginalized – who have been abandoned by society. Mustard Seed Communities residents are those with various disabilities and conditions, some of which include profound birth defects, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, cystic fibrosis, HIV, mental and behavioral health disorders, along with pregnant teen girls who have been victimized.
If you feel the call to expand your horizons, have wondered what it would be like to go on a mission trip and serve those living in impoverished conditions in a developing country, or just want to see what the Lord may do in your life as “the hands of Christ” to “his people” – get out of your comfort zone and come experience being missionary!
Ask if God is calling you…then contact Cheryl Hettman firstname.lastname@example.org