The 2019 World Mission Symposium, August 24

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“Youth, Money, and Mission” is an annual conference to help inspire individuals and congregations with ideas to start, or sustain mission trips and partnerships at their church. Hosted by the diocesan World Mission Department, the symposium will take place on Saturday, August 24, from 9:30 -2:45 PM at the Bishop Jones Center, in San Antonio. Our very own Keith Earle will be speaking at this event! For more information and registration, visit dwtx.org/events.

Willmann Trust Grant Applications

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Each year the Willmann Trust Board offers grants to local ministries and non-profit organizations. In 2018, grants were awarded to the following ministries: Larkspur Elementary, West Avenue Compassion, Christian Assistance Ministries, Pay-It-Forward–Haven for Hope, and Magdalena House.

If your organization would like to apply for financial or other assistance from the Willmann Trust, please click here for our online application.

Requests are due by September 6, 2019 for Willmann Trust Board consideration at their next meeting.

Haiti Trip

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Praise God’s blessings! The Lord has provided new opportunities for our Haitian partnership this past spring. Next month, Keith Earle and two representatives from Texas Water Mission will be heading to St. Benoit with Fr. Goursse to asses the current water situation on the campus at St. Benoit. In partnership with Texas Water Mission, we hope to come up with a quality and useful water solution for our partners. Please pray for God’s vision and discernment on this trip as the team works together during this time.  The team is set to head out on July 10 and we look forward to continuing to build the bonds of friendship as well as work on this solution with our partners. If you desire to contribute towards the work of this trip, you may do so by praying for us and offering your voice to God in support. If you wish to support further with your own gifts, you may donate by check, cash or electronically byclicking here. Please designate “Haiti Outreach” in the memo or locate the giving category electronically. If you have any questions, please contact Keith Earle for more details. Thank you for your prayers during this time.

Parent and Child Serving Together

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Submitted by Jessica Miller

I joined the pastoral care ministry when I was just a child. I would go with my mom when she would take flowers, a meal, or communion to someone. She taught me that being in God’s flock didn’t always happen in the church.After becoming part of the St. George Home Eucharistic Ministers, I realized what an important role my mom and I had. Now that I am a mother, I take my six-year-old daughter Brinkley with me to visit and take communion to Ms. R.

My daughter enjoys going over to her house, especially to see all the cats and dogs. The joy this little girl brings is all over everyone’s faces when we walk through the door. Ms. R. loves seeing my daughter. She takes such delight in watching Brinkley grow, talking with her, and seeing the beautiful works of art she brings her.

Since doing this, my daughter asks to pray for Ms. R. at bedtime, so we do. It’s always the same prayer, “to help Ms. R. feel happy.” So whenever we go for a visit, I know it helps Ms. R. feel happy, but it also helps us feel happy, too.

 

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6.