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Join our Paraguay Mission - March 2019

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Mission Dates: March 2-16, 2019
Location: Villeta, Paraguay
Chalice Sponsor Site: Center of Maria Auxiliadora Villeta (CMAVIL)
Sponsor Children: If your sponsor child's code begins with VIL, we will be visiting their site!

Sor Maria Graciela Fernandez (Site Director) has invited Chalice volunteers and staff to engage with the following groups within the community of Villeta:
- Team Onondivemi (site staff)
- Family Circles (sponsorship beneficiaries)
- Children at the Centro Abierto (Open Center)

First Days in Mombasa, Kenya

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Cecilia is a volunteering through our Chalice Overseas Volunteer Experience (COVE) program. She is learning from and working alongside our partners at our Mombasa Sponsor Site, the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity (OLC). The OLC order was started right in Mombasa itself. The site is situated on the outskirts of this coastal city, where the city’s poorest live. Many have migrated from rural areas seeking work at the port, oil refinery, large scale factories, and heavy industries. Poverty and disease are extensive and people live in very crowded quarters. The OLC Sisters strive to assist families and their slogan, “Give portions unto whom nothing is prepared,” is lived every day.You can read more about Chalice’s work in Mombasa here: www.chalice.ca/mombasa.
It was slow and steady work (or ‘ploeploe’ as the locals would say) getting here to Africa. After months of communication trying to get Visas, Permits, and arrangements all in order, Wednesday July 18 I was finally given the go ahead t…

Next Mission - Haiti in November

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November 16-29, 2018
This mission is jointly led by Chalice and F.A.M.E. Canada – the Fellowship of Associates of Medical Evangelists.  Please find mission details here.  We are recruiting: 2-3 family physicians, 1-2 public health nurses, 2-3 optometrists and/or assistants, 1-2 social workers, 1 person for logistical support.  Will you help us? If you are interested in joining us, please call 1-800-776-6855 and we will provide the full details and application. If you know someone who may be interested in joining us, please share the mission detailswith them. Most importantly, please pray for our mission– for our team in Canada and Haiti, and for the individuals and families we endeavour to serve while on mission. Thank you for your interest and support!