Togo, West Africa

“Prior to this mission trip, my spiritual life was languishing and I was a lukewarm Catholic not taking my faith seriously. Over the course of the mission trip I was able to receive the Eucharist every day, pray the rosary every day, talk with our Lord for a whole hour every day, and meet some of the greatest people in the world with whom I will remain lifelong friends. After a month in Africa I realized why I need to pray, the importance of my faith, and that I really want to go out and spread the faith to other people on the campus! Thank you FOCUS, this mission trip was a great success!”

- Jacob Dust Bradley University

 

 

This mission will include working for a month with an American missionary priest who has absolutely transformed a village in the West-African country of Togo (Ghana’s neighbor to the East). We will help him to build the Church, the people of God, in Africa for a month, teaching catechesis to adults and children while experiencing Catholic life in a rural African village. This experience is certainly one that will transform your life and the lives of those whom you serve.

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the lives of people in Togo!

You can find more information about this mission at www.togomissionparish.org

 

Summer

  • Dates: May 28 – June 28 2014*
  • Mission Director: Laura Scharmer
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Joanna Brady
  • Amount to Fundraise: $3,500*

Price includes: Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles (or other US departure city determined by the Mission Director), travel insurance, pre-trip orientation retreat, post-trip debriefing retreat, all food, lodging, and in-country transportation.(Does not include immunizations and travel meds, your travel to/from departure city, passport/visa expenses, other personal incidentals).

*** Notes on participation for U.S. citizens: You are required to get a visa for Togo. This is your own responsibility and not included in the cost of the trip. See visa requirements here: Togo visa requirements. You may be required to get immunizations and anti-malaria medications not included in the price of the trip; your health insurance may or may not cover these costs. See recommendations & requirements for vaccinations and medications here: Health Information for Travelers to Togo.

* Dates and price subject to change

  1. Each FOCUS Missions participant has the opportunity to fundraise the entire cost of their mission trip. Consider that fundraising allows people who may not have the opportunity to travel on a mission trip to participate in this essential work through you. In another sense, “some give by going while others go by giving.” Allowing others to support us through their financial commitments and prayers is essential to the success of FOCUS Missions!
  2. You will be contacted by your personal fundraising coach soon after you have been accepted on a mission trip to train and mentor you in each step along the way.
  3. Please feel free to contact us at any time by phone or email with your fundraising questions.

“Prior to this mission trip, my spiritual life was languishing and I was a lukewarm Catholic not taking my faith seriously. Over the course of the mission trip I was able to receive the Eucharist every day, pray the rosary every day, talk with our Lord for a whole hour every day, and meet some of the greatest people in the world with whom I will remain lifelong friends. After a month in Africa I realized why I need to pray, the importance of my faith, and that I really want to go out and spread the faith to other people on the campus! Thank you FOCUS, this mission trip was a great success!”

- Jacob Dust Bradley University

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