The Missions: San Francisco and San José

Unless the mission is oriented by charity, that is, unless it springs from a profound act of divine love, it risks being reduced to mere philanthropic and social activity...Consequently, being missionaries means loving God with all one's heart, even to the point, if necessary, of dying for him. - Pope Benedict XVI

the kirby family has arrived! they are settling in slowly but surely. they have signed on for a two year tour of duty to help us with all communication and logistics of the 12-15 groups that come down during the year as well as take control of the center where the groups stay. however, their primary mission will be to give witness as a solid, happy, Catholic married couple and family. the people in town have warmly accepted them already. please keep them in your prayers as they begin. due to a couple of generous donors we were able to renovate the house that annie, julia, and veronica had lived in the last few years:


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