Proclaiming the Good News of God in Christ

Youth DR Mission Needs Your Help

Hannah Jensen will be our music intern again this year.

Hannah Jensen will be our music intern again this year.

With all the need and suffering in our world, it is understandable that we may turn to God and ask….”Why don’t You do something???” And God answers…..”I did. I created you!!!”

The 2016 NE Youth DR Mission Team…. NEEDS YOU NOW.

Two missioner places are again open which ideally will be filled with one clergy missioner and one youth missioner. Two youth missioners may also complete our team of fifteen.

It is in response to His call that we will travel this June 15-22 to serve in the rural mountains of the Dominican Republic. Yet this mission is not the mission of those traveling…it is a call to mission for all of DioNeb.

All are called to do their part, and there are many parts to be fulfilled. Those remaining at home are an equally important part of the mission and success of the NE Youth DR Mission Team.

How can you and your parish help?

First, pray for those who are traveling to seek and serve our Lord. Also, please pray for the community in which we will work.

Second, consider a donation of items needed for this mission work. We will need up to three cordless drills, and paint brushes of several sizes for our playground construction project. Thanks to the generosity of several folks, the children’s hand musical instruments to be used for our afternoon music programs with the children of the community have been received, and are no longer needed. These instruments will be left with the local Episcopal School so that music education may be added to their curriculum.

Finally, there may be youth in your parish who desire to participate, but cannot afford the $1500 cost of this life affirming experience. Please consider sponsoring, or helping to sponsor, a youth. Your investment will change lives. At this time we are looking for two $1000 Scholarships, but financial assistance in any amount will be greatly appreciated. We are still hoping to raise $4500 to defray the cost of projects and to assist our youth.

Together, we CAN do something!!!!

Please contact Don and Melissa Peeler at dpeeler@cox.net or at 402-578-5355 with any questions. Arrangements to pick up donated items can be made with the Peeler’s, or items may be delivered to St. Andrews or the Diocesan Office in Omaha. Financial gifts may be sent directly to Beth Byrne, Director of Finance,109 North 18th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102. Please note your gift is for the 2016 NE Youth DR Mission.

….and God said, “I did. I created you!!!”

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