May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you" - St. Therese of Liseaux
Hello and welcome to the all-new Spring Break Mission Trip website! If one of our new brochures sent you here, congrats, you've made it to the right place! If you're just looking for a fantastic experience this spring break that will let you grow in your spiritual life and do some amazing work for God, you've got the right place too!
When: UNL's Spring Break March 15-21, 2013 (see variations below)
How much: $220
Application Deadline: Thursday, February 14 (find them at Newman front desk)
Where: Cities all across the United States (see below)
|New York City||15-Mar||24-Mar||Little Sisters of the Poor|
|Washington, D.C.||15-Mar||24-Mar||A Simple House|
|St. Louis, MO||16-Mar||24-Mar||Missionaries of Charity|
|St. Louis, MO (FOCUSGreek)||16-Mar||24-Mar||Various Lay Organizations|
|Chicago, IL||16-Mar||24-Mar||Little Sisters of the Poor|
|Denver, CO||16-Mar||24-Mar||Little Sisters of the Poor|
|Pheonix, AZ||15-Mar||24-Mar||Missionaries of Charity|
|Louisville, KY||16-Mar||24-Mar||Little Sisters of the Poor|
|Gallup, NM||15-Mar||24-Mar||Missionaries of Charity|
|Kansas City, MO*||21-Mar||24-Mar||A Simple House|
*Please E-Mail Kara directly if interested
Liz Kosch, freshman: "The most memorable part of the mission trip to St. Louis was the beautiful example of the Missionaries of Charity. They radiated joy in everything they did; from welcoming us, to cleaning the "grease tank," to praying humbly before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. They showed me what it meant to truly bring Christ to others. Doing service work with the M.C's was extremely humbling. I tried to imitate their example by making every task a prayer; whether it was painting the fence, washing dishes at the soup kitchen, or just talking with the women at the shelter. I absolutely loved getting to know each Sister, and was in tears when we finally had to leave. I am so blessed to have worked with these beautiful women!"
Cody Nordhues, sophomore: "Talking and hanging out with the Sisters of Life was my favorite part about the New York Mission Trip. The Sisters were so nice, caring,and peaceful. There's no words that can describe just the peace and love you felt when you were around any of them. I also met a lot of great people who I now consider really close friends. The mission trip to New York City with the Newman Center was my first mission trip and I thought it was awesome. It's great to know you are actually helping change peoples lives. I always wonder how I can make a difference in at least one person's life and found working on a mission trip fulfills this desire. By helping the sisters, you allow the sisters to devote more of their time to fulfilling their mission instead of having to spend time cleaning,doing maintenance, cooking etc."
Nate Hotovy, sophomore: "My most memorable moment was being with the residents and seeing their days brighten because they spent them with us. Mission work is the reason I’m now doing social work. It redefined not only my faith life, but my life."
Brendon Pond, junior: "Most memorable moment? There was a chef at the soup kitchen we worked at who used to be the cook at a five-star restaurant, but he quit to come and cook at the soup kitchen because everyone was so critical and he just couldn't do it anymore. He said it changed his life even though he used to be cooking these amazing meals and now he was just doing regular home cooking. Serving on a mission trip made me realize how much there is to be done in our own community. Mission work should start at home."
Missionary of Charity Little Sisters of the Poor
If you have any questions about the trip, feel free to contact Kara Cruickshank at anytime!
Contact Person: Kara Cruickshank, Spring Break Mission Trip Chair
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org