Help to Send a Child to School

        My dear brothers and sisters, Each year I reach out to you for shoes to help to send the children in the poor neighborhoods of Guaymas to school.  Each year you answer my prayers.  Children cannot go to school without shoes and we need your compassion.  Imagine the heartache of parents…

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Show your Prime for the Mission

Amazon’s annual Prime Day is coming up 3:00 p.m. July 16th and will feature deals exclusively for Prime members. This is a great time to shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Casa Franciscana Outreach.   smile.amazon.com   is a program to contribute to the charities chosen by Amazon customers.  Casa Franciscana Outreach is one of the listed charities!!  When…

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Not your Ordinary Father’s Day Prayer

Loving and Merciful God, our thoughts and prayers today are turned toward our fathers. For those whose fathers have increased the joy in their families’ lives, we give You thanks. For those good men who sustain and support us in our living, who love us no matter what, we give You thanks. For those whose…

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Simplify your Donations to your Brothers and Sisters in Guaymas

Consider a monthly donation. It will change the life for our brothers and sisters in Guaymas. $5/month – two round trip bus tickets to get to and from work $15/month – a child’s well visit + immunizations $25/month – a prenatal visit with lab work and vitamin supply $50/month – a complete dental visit and…

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What is a good day in Guaymas?

April 19 th , the Casa Franciscana Outreach board traveled by the night bus to the Mission in Guaymas. Each year we make the trip to meet with our Mexican counterparts (duel boards are required to satisfy the nonprofit status on both sides of the border). We also visit the programs to see first- hand…

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Feeding Children with More than Food

The most heavily used service of the Mission is the dining rooms (mésons). They provide two meals a day, six days a week. Children came and often had their only food for the day. Some would trade off going to school to eat. Approximately five years ago, we became conscious that it was not healthy…

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Father’s Day Prayer

Dear brothers and sisters, As Father’s Day approaches and I walk the barrios of Guaymas, I’m reminded of a prayer with an origin attributed to the Methodist Church in Africa: Loving and Merciful God, our thoughts and prayers today are turned toward our fathers. For those whose fathers have increased the joy in their families’…

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Mother’s Day prayer

Honor your Mother on Mother’s Day To those who comfort with a mother’s hand, we thank you. To those who encourage with a mother’s praise, we applaud you. To those who love with a mother’s heart, we honor you. We ask God’s blessings on you Mother’s Day and always.       If you buy…

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It’s Not Too Late to Make Lent Meaningful

In this busy world, time passes by quickly and before we know it, we are out of time –  out of time to spend with our loved ones; out of time to worship our awesome God.  Lent is one of the times that is put aside for us, specifically for prayer, fasting and alms giving.…

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Do Not Cast Me Off in the Time of Old Age

Do not cast me off in the time of old age; Do not forsake me when my strength fails. Psalm 71:9   Help Brother Hajime carry food to the aged; $40 or whatever you can afford will give a life sustaining food box with some hygiene items to the elderly and disabled homebound in Guaymas.  Please help with alms for the…

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