So Many "Missionaries" Come Here to Run "Programs" by Chris
|Michael, Jack and I helped the group from Italy expand this house for a family|
|Here is all of the food the group from Italy gave out|
|These are some of the children whose families received the food|
There is a group called Mikinduri Children of Hope, based out of Prince Edward Island, Canada that has been coming for almost 20 years to help fund poor children's educations, hand out "Days for Girls" kits, help with clean water projects and bring "missionaries" here every February to assist with their "programs". We have learned that the word missionary has come to mean people that come from either Italy, the U.S. or Canada to assist with physical or monetary needs. This has been a very big challenge to overcome in the minds of the people here when we try to explain what we do. It is as if you can see in their reaction, "You are correct, it does not compute, Will Robinson!". You can click on that link to view a clip from the old TV show "Lost in Space" so the reference makes more sense.
There is a great group of guys that were close friends of Father B's when he worked in a parish in California in the early 2000s. Usually Father B goes to visit them each year but this year they all came to visit him which was a big surprise for him and really blessed him a lot. They work together to raise funds for building schools and help to sponsor kid's school fees for those that cannot afford it. They are a wonderful group of guys that really blessed our family at a time where we were missing talking to folks from the U.S.
|Here are some of the structures the guys from Cali helped build|
|Here is the group from the U of M Dental School|
|Karen helping haul the cornstalks from the field|
|There I am helping to move the chopped up cornstalks from the chopping machines|
|Michael and Jack (along with all of their schoolmates) helped haul the silage to the big holes in the ground|
|Here is the big hole in the ground with the silage in it with the molasses on it|
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