Mission Update (May 2019)
Our Work team has allocated missionaries to their tasks in schools and parishes. Our Hosting team has found volunteers to host missionaries at home during their stay. Our Transport team is arranging for plane tickets and a minibus to be ready to move them around during the time of the mission and the Meals team is organising to feed them all with packed lunches and dinners together.
The fundraising is progressing really well with £17,400 raised, 55% of our total need! Thanks to all donors – both in Ecuador and the UK – who have given and participated in events so far. We now need to raise another £14,600 and we count on your participation and generosity. Check the parish newsletter and websites for details on our next events!
Three parishes one family
When our missionaries to Ecuador came home they said to their surprise they had received far more from their new friends in Ecuador than they had given. How can we repay that gift of love and hospitality? By welcoming missionaries from Ecuador into our parish lives.
· Will this solve poverty? No
· Will this repair earthquake damage? No
· Will this feed the hungry? No
· Will this cement a lasting relationship between our three parishes and add to the store of love in the world? YES IT WILL
Some fresh news…
We have created 7 teams to organise the mission: Work, Housing, Meals, Transport, Activities, Fundraising and Communications.
The programme will include work in schools, parish buildings and parish life.
Our next fundraising event will be a Quiz Night at IHM on Saturday 2nd March, at 7.30pm. Tickets will be on sales soon and numbers are limited.
A GREAT PROJECT FOR OUR PARISHES !
After the success of the Mission of parishioners from Chesham and Great Missenden in Ecuador in August 2018, we will be thrilled to receive around 25 young Ecuadorian missionaries in our parishes from 14 June to 1st July 2019. Their mission will be to come and help us concretely in our parishes.