The Projects Booklet is made up of 25 short-term global mission projects each with a connection to the Diocese of Green Bay. These projects provide wonderful stewardship opportunities to be missionary disciples. The booklet can be used for classrooms, youth groups, communities, or parishes. Projects provide a compassionate giving option at Christmas or Lent. 100% of contributions go directly to the projects. Here are a just a few examples of World Mission Services Projects.
Adopt a Llama- St. Francis Xavier Cathedral and St. John the Evangelist young adults held a Llama Extravaganza for Lent. They conducted a collection to adopt a llama and support the Community of St. Paul in Vacas, Bolivia.
- Adopting a llama is $100 and provides the community with milk and wool.
- The community of St. Paul works with families to help them organize into llama producing associations to breed and keep the animals.
Purchase Piglets, Chicks, or Cows & Help Renovate the Library- Stella Maris High School in Uganda is a boarding school for girls located in a poor remote village. Many of the girls are orphaned due to recent wars and the HIV epidemic. There is no government funding; the school is supported only by the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi. Donations to purchase livestock makes a huge difference for them.
- The purchase of pigs will offer protein to the girls’ diet as well as help their education in agriculture. Piglets can be purchased for $75.
- Poultry benefits the girls providing both eggs and meat. It will also help the Sisters to train the girls to be self-reliant. $3 per chick.
- A cow provides milk and helps the girls learn basic farming skills in their agriculture classes. The cost of a young cow in Uganda is $300.
Friends of Haiti-Medical Group sends semi-annual assistance providing medical, dental, surgical, educational and developmental groups to the barren mountains and valleys in Haiti. Their mission purpose is to help others make their own lives better.
- In spring of 2014, the medical mission saw 5,916 patients in five clinics.
- The Dental area saw 505 patients and did 1,400 preventive varnish applications for children and gave them instruction on oral health. As many as possible are given toothbrushes and toothpaste.
- The surgical team performed 104 procedures.
Many World Mission Services programs are available and provide students, teachers, families and faith communities with a greater awareness of the needs of our world. Please take a look at the booklet and join us to help our brothers and sisters around the world.
For more information, contact the World Missions Office at 920-272-8192, or email [email protected].