Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos - NPH
An Amazing Catholic Orphanage
Our 2017 Mexico Mission Trip to NPH led by Mike Vievering for age 16 and older, including young adults, was July 13-19, 2017 (a Thursday through Wednesday). We had 27 participating in this year's trip, including the chaperones. This was our 14th trip! About 500 children live at this Catholic orphanage. The cost for this year's trip was $1200 for participants and $900 for chaperones.
This trip focused on relational ministry rather than on work projects. We provided a morning VBS program for about 90 of the children and joined in a variety of daily activities with the many children in the other parts of the day. Our group also joined in a variety of prayer experiences throughout the trip. In addition to our time at the main orphanage site in Miacatlán, we did a side trip to visit students at their high school in Cuernavaca on Sunday, plus we visited the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on our way to the airport on the final day. This Basilica is at the site of Mary's appearances to St. Juan Diego and it is the place that displays his cloak bearing the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We are grateful that all went well. Thanks to all who supported us!
Because of damage to the Mexico NPH site from the earthquake on Sept. 19, 2017, mission trips to this site have sadly been suspended. We are checking into a likely alternate trip to NPH in the Honduras for our 2018 summer mission. Fr. Chad VanHoose will be leading this mission trip if we are able to do it. Hopefully details will be available by early December.
We also hope to have a Saturday evening Bingo fundraiser for NPH this winter.
Your prayers and support for NPH are appreciated.