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Sent: A Blog of Catholic Missionaries
Bearing Light to the World’s Darkest Places

Understanding the Impact of $10 in Bois de Laurence, Haiti

Fr. Randy     Mar 1, 2017 7:31:00 AM

If you’ve been following along with us as we explore the beautiful community of Bois de Laurence, Haiti, you know that for $10 a month, you can give a child the gift of a year of education at St. Jean Bosco school. What you may not know is that you can also give them meals to eat, clothes to wear, provide much-needed extra...

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Laurette’s Story: How St. Jean Bosco School Changed Her Life

Fr. Randy     Feb 22, 2017 7:31:00 AM

As any teacher will tell you, the task of forming young minds and hearts is not an easy one. It involves long days of being “on,” trying desperately to instill a love of the truth in one’s students and long nights of grading and planning. There are students who seem to soak up knowledge like a sponge, and some, who seem at...

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Why We Need School Sponsors: An Interview with Fr. Bavon

Fr. Randy     Feb 17, 2017 7:31:00 AM

Recently, we sat down with Fr. Bavon, the pastor of the only Catholic parish in Bois de Laurence, Haiti. We asked him to share his experience as a native Congolese serving as a missionary in Haiti, particularly his work as president of the St. Jean Bosco school. When listening to Fr. Bavon, it’s difficult not to be moved by...

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How to Change a Haitian Child’s Life with What You Spend on Netflix

Fr. Randy     Feb 8, 2017 12:41:04 PM

For most of us, we don’t think twice about spending $10 a month on subscription services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Spotify Premium. $120 just isn’t a ton of money — especially when we spend it over the course of a year.

You know what else cost just $120 annually? Tuition for school in Haiti.

Wait. What?!

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Support Pregnant Women and New Mothers in Guatemala This Thanksgiving

Fr. Randy     Nov 22, 2016 11:40:28 AM

In the developed world, we rarely worry about infant and maternal mortality rates due to our advanced medical care. In fact, in the US, the infant mortality rate (IMR) is currently 6.2 deaths per 1,000 live births. Contrast that number with Guatemala’s IMR of 27.8, and you begin to see why our missionaries in Guatemala,...

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About This Blog

Missionhurst Missionaries build Catholic communities in frontier situations: places where the gospel is not preached or lived. This blog is about their work in the four corners of the globe, and their holistic work in four areas of focus: relief and healthcare, socio-economic development, education, and pastoral work.

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