God Keeps His Promises – Part II

God loves to fulfill His promises!  Since the earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, some of us in Life Teen have felt that God wanted us to open a Catholic mission base in Haiti. The more we learned about Haiti – poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, little or no youth ministry, some villages […]

God keeps His Promises – Part 1

I have visited Haiti eight times since the devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010.  I had no idea that an earthquake in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere would change my life forever.  I shouldn’t be as shocked as I am since I know God is a Father who keeps his promises. When Michelle […]

I Am Not Leaving.

Then I thought, “This is for me.” Isn’t this what I long to hear from our Father in heaven “I will never leave you”? Don’t our hearts burn when we read the promise in scripture that God will be with us, He will never leave us, He will never forget us, He will never abandon us.

Narnia: Lessons from Lucy

This weekend, we watched The Chronicles of Narnia:  Prince Caspian.  Soon after Peter, Susan, Edmond, and Lucy find themselves in Narnia, they are standing on the edge of a deep ravine with a rushing river hundreds of feet below.    They need to cross the river and the bridge that was there hundreds of years […]

Jesus’ Personal Missionary Plan

When you hear the word “missionary” what comes to mind? Let me guess…mission trips to Haiti, Mexico, Africa or China? Providing basic physical needs of food, clothing, and shelter for the poor? Someone moving to a third-world country to serve the poor and spread the gospel? All these examples are missionary, but I believe God’s missionary plan was more.  […]

I Can’t Wait…Or Can I?

I can’t wait for Olguine and David to finally come home.  Actually, I can and I will since I don’t really have a choice but you know what I mean.  It has been over a year since the earthquake rocked Haiti on January 12, 2010.  Soon after, God brought Olguine and David to our attention […]

Walk in his shoes

I’m judgmental.  After years of confession, penance and prayer, I have come to realize that I judge others when my focus is too much on me and not enough on God.  Tearing others down gives me the false impression that I am built up.  I know this is not truth and yet I fall into […]

What is Life Teen Missions?

Being a “missionary” sounds exciting, radical and even exotic to some. But did you know that every Christian is called to be missionary? Regardless of our age, gender, job title, birth order, vocation or even denomination, Jesus commands us at his Ascension to “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Mt 29:18). Our families, our […]