My name is Jasmine and I am a student at Catholic Campus Ministry at Virginia Commonwealth University. This summer I have the amazing opportunity to volunteer with Catholic Mission Trips, Inc., on the Summer Program Team with Catholic Mission Trips where I have been prayed into the position of a junior staff member. This summer I am looking forward to joining with other staff members of Catholic Mission Trips, Inc., to run mission trips for high school youth throughout the U.S. and in Central America. We will be serving the church in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, California, Kentucky, Belize, Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. We will be serving with approximately 800 teens, on about 27 mission trips. This means from May 16th-August 1st I will be traveling the United States, and possibly internationally, depending on how much I am able to raise. In addition to serving God’s people by feeding the hungry, visiting the sick, and laboring for the poor, we also share God’s Word and message of love to the youth groups that come each week.
As a staff member, I, with a group of about 4 other staff members, am responsible for running week-long mission trips for incoming groups. We coordinate all of the logistics for meals, housing, work projects, and supplies, coordinate schedules, witness at the evening program, and build a Catholic community through prayer. I look forward to not only seeing the face of Christ in those whom we serve, but also by the work of God in the transformation of the hearts of the youth who come to serve.
I am expected to raise $3500 by May 16th, the first day of my training. The $3500 will be used to provide my transportation, housing and food for the summer, as well contributing to my stipend over the summer. More information can be found here: http://catholicmissiontrips.net
Please don't hesitate to ask me questions concerning these mission trips! There are other ways to donate as well! I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding the other options, as well as to answer any other questions that you may have. Thank you so much for your help and prayers,