20 October is World Mission Sunday. It’s the one day in the year when our sisters and brothers around the world come together to support mission. It’s a great opportunity for all of us to reflect on and pray for the Church’s mission overseas and support of the world’s most vulnerable people.
In the third week of the Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM2019), Catholics reflect on ‘Missionary charity as a commitment to support the Church’s missionary activity and communities too poor to support themselves.’
Missio is proud to be the Pope’s chosen charity for mission. And we ask the Church family in England and Wales to help us support the missionary work of the Church in India and throughout the world, with your prayers and donations.
‘We give them confidence that Jesus loves them’
Every single day, all over the world, countless young girls face exploitation. Often stolen from their families or sold against their will, these children become trapped in lives of poverty and despair.
In India, child trafficking and child labour is the reality for around 12 million children. This statistic is staggering. But it would be far worse without the presence of the Catholic Church. For decades, your support of Missio has enabled local communities to work hard to rescue those suffering.
Sr Clara and her Convent in India has dedicated her life to educating vulnerable young girls, giving them the skills to break free from exploitation and abuse. Through their devotion and faith, the Sisters help the children to see their worth as a beloved child of God: ‘We always give them confidence that Jesus loves them.’
We can change lives today
Vandoosha* and Shorti* are just two of the young women Sr Clara and her Convent have helped saved from trafficking and child slavery. But they couldn’t do it without you. You can read more about how your donations help children like Vandoosha and Shorti, and find out more about World Mission Sunday here.
This World Mission Sunday, please join with Missio to help missionaries rescue more vulnerable children. You can give a child a new home, show them how much God loves them and change their life forever. By supporting Missio, you play a valuable part in creating a vibrant Catholic Church for the future.
*Names changed to protect identities.