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Camino De Santiago

Along with a group very special friends, my brother Tim, and two Priests, we will be walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain beginning in August. Please friend me "Deacon Pat Kearns" on Facebook to follow the journey. I realize with limited internet, Facebook will be the easiest way to share the journey. I will share more on the blog when I return. I am also looking forward to using the experience in the current novel I am work on "Climbing Out of the Darkness."

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Liz and I heard of this great place for a possible mission trip in Honduras and we applied thinking that we would be accepted, and already started to make plans, at least in our minds, for a 30 day mission trip to Honduras....when I received an e-mail stating that they were not set-up to accept families.
I immediately thought....well, they just don't know our family, we are easy, we are not new to mission trips, our kids are not like most kids.......but then I thought, doesn't that sound just like an American.....what entitlement. "No" means "No."

I immediately thought that Honduras wasn't in God's plan.
In the rejection e-mail (actually it was a very nice, considerate, and honest letter) we were referred to two other resources for Family Mission trips:

The Family Mission Company

Catholic Family Mission

They both seem like great organizations, so I e-mailed them and will wait for a reply.

I am not sure where God will take us next:

Mexico, Honduras, Africa, China, India ???????

I have been experiencing an ever-growing desire to be a long-term missionary (with my familiy of course), as you can imagine, that is a huge discernment, not only for me but for the whole family.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

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