July 22-29, 2018

Do you want to be God’s hands in this world by helping a family impacted by the recent hurricanes?   St. Francis Builds is an opportunity to explore, live out and reflect upon Franciscan values in the context of construction projects.   Founded in 2005 by Fr Mike Johnson St Francis Builds has sponsored more than 30 mission trips in ten different countries, as well as West Virginia, New Orleans, and the Lakota Reservation in SD.  They have recently returned from hurricane reconstruction in Houston.

This trip we will travel to rural Puerto Rico and partner with the Fuller Center for Housing working repairing homes in village struggling to recover from the effects of last Fall’s hurricane.

St Francis Builds is part retreat, part mission trip where we reflect together on Franciscan values Franciscan values like Solidarity with the Poor, Cross-Cultural Bridge-Building, Justice and Peace, Simplicity of Lifestyle, Community, Humility, and Mission and then put them in to practice in giving a family a hand up in restoring their home.

Space is limited.  No skills are needed, training provided.  Cost is $950. Plus airfare.    Ages 16 and up.

For more information on how to apply contact Fr, Mike @ [email protected]

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To view testimonies of typical participants