WILL I RECEIVE TRAINING? HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT TO DO?
Christ’s method for training the apostles was simple. See one, do one, teach one. He showed them how to minister to people, love them, and simply encounter them. Then he sent them out 2 by 2 and had them lead their own mission. Finally, he commissioned them to go out and make disciples of all nations, to teach others what they themselves had been taught. We have the same method. When one comes to MISSION, they will immediately be included into a team where they will be able to simply watch and observe what is going on. Once they feel the time is right, they can try to do what they have observed. As that occurs, there will be MISSIONleaders working closely beside them. Eventually as they feel more and more comfortable, they are in a place to teach others what they have learned.
I AM CONSIDERING BRINGING MY FAMILY. WHAT WOULD MY LITTLE CHILDREN DO?
Children have a special gift for opening hearts. For this reason, we believe that they have a central role to play in MISSION. We have identified safe places in and around the National Shrine of St Francis where families will be able to serve and reach out to other people in the street and be well received. It is our experience that little children not only play a vital role in these encounters but thoroughly enjoy them. Some activities your children will be doing are:
Passing out rosaries and times of confessions to people (not only does no one refuse a child, people seem to find special joy in seeing a child run up to them with Mom and Dad right behind them, and give them something. This tiny action, usually begins so many deep, friendly and fruitful discussions.
Playing with other children in a park. We are organizing games to invite children from the city to participate in. Your children participating with other children, just doing what kids do, having fun, makes such an impact on the children they are playing with, but also on their parents, and again, many fruitful encounters occur, just by letting your kids be kids.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
It is as simple as registering online and then meeting us at one of our locations. Upon arrival the volunteers will get you checked in and give you the gear you need and then plug you into a MISSIONteam.