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ACTS in Manila

Mission Date: 2 Dec 2012

Mission Brief:

This was the 2nd December that ACTS visited this community in December. We had decided since 2011 to adopt this community for our yearly mission, which would be based in Mandaluyong city, in a very local area called Sta Mesa. This is where the FMA (Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco) have their Provincial House and operate two schools from – Don Bosco Elementary and High School; Laura Vicuna Technology Center.

An initial group of 10 catholics from Singapore spent a week of Manila with the FMA Sisters and their communities of young adults and children whom they witness to. During our week there, we ‘adopted’ several more Singaporean volunteers , who reside in Manila. So that by the end of the week, our little mission group grew to 14 volunteers.

We were hosted by the Superior of the Provincial House Sr Dolor Reyes and her community of bubbly and hospitable sisters.

The mission preparation started at least 6 months ahead of December 2012, with spiritual formations, planning meetings and fund raising. The team was blessed to raise S$7,400 from friends and family. The funds raised went towards the children and LVTC in various ways described below.

 


By Audrey Leong, Dec 2012