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Tuesday, 22 October 2019 07:00

Mission Snapshot #5: DSM Adventures

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The MGL Sisters minister alongside our MGL brothers and members of the Disciples of Jesus community to form and equip young people for mission! In July, some of the sisters were involved in tehse trips - here are their stories.

Stories from the Disciples School of Mission Trip to Darwin and Bathurst Island......

In July I joined the Disciples School of Mission trip to Darwin with Therese and Amy, as well as MGL brothers Suraj and Samson and five young lay people.  While on mission we spent time in schools and ran a young adults retreat. Being on mission required radical trust in God and expectancy in his work and providence.  One day while street evangelising, amidst several rejections from passers-by, the Lord led Calista and I to two indigenous ladies. We prayed with them, bought some drinks and gave them rosaries and we later found out that one of the ladies was homeless.  This was an experience that took me beyond my boundaries in mission.                  Ayanthi Perera

My highlight was returning to Bathurst Island where the team and I were privileged to be able to attend a Tiwi wedding. We then ran a parish bush retreat, which included fireside praise and worship, Tiwi dancing, fellowship over billy tea and damper and lots of laughter. We also helped out at Breakaway, the annual Darwin youth retreat. It was inspiring to see the leaders and missions in Darwin we supported last year thriving and doing so well!         Amy McCabe

And from the trip to Port Pirie......

After spending three months in Port Pirie Diocese last year, I was pretty excited to return for a three-week Disciples School of Mission trip this year. During our mission myself, Bernadette and Julie joined with MGL brothers John and Donn and four young volunteers to run sessions in the Catholic schools, visit parishes and run a youth camp and young adults retreat. 

The miracle of faith, its pure gift, is so striking to me in this rural diocese.  Even in the most remote pockets of the diocese, we find hidden gems - incredibly faithful young people, starved of the resources many take for granted in the cities, yet persevering with a humility and resilience that is truly an inspiration.  It reminds me that each young person is precious to God, and His love for one is as great as His love for 1,000.      Kathryn Kingsley