From November 10th -16th, nine of our members were on a youth mission at St Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls. Some of the experiences are really hard to describe - it was a really blessed and amazing time. Throughout the week we witnessed how God encountered hearts and changed lives. This is just a small part of some of the students' testimonies:
"It's brought me closer to God! You've made me a new person.”, “You guys have put a smile on all our faces everyday."
Sometimes it is hard to see what God is actually doing and then He surprises us with a bunch of testimonies.
Our members, Amanda and Oscar, have given us their experiences:
“Coming to St Philomena’s was a massive blessing. I was so stressed making sure that everything was ready for assemblies and activities, but from the beginning to the end of mission I was so moved by how the girls received us so well and how the grace and presence of God was moving so powerfully in that place. For sure I will always remember St Philomena’s mission. May God bless them all + keep up the good work! “
“The mission at St Philomena’s was an amazing present from the Lord. I thought that I was there to “teach”, but I ended up learning so much from the students. I was really touched by the prayers that I heard from them, by their humility and attitude of surrender in front of the Blessed Sacrament, by their open hearts, their gratitude, their encouraging comments, and by their open hearts to receive more from the Lord. I’ll keep them in my prayers and in my heart so that they can continue to grow and be a bright light in the world.”