5 youths will be doing a missionary experience during summer

This summer 5 young people together with Fr Mario Abela osa will go to Kenya to do missionary work together with the Augustinian Friars. We asked them how they found out about this experience. Thank you for this choice to spend part of the summer for others in poor countries like Kenya.


Mireille Gauci: For me this is the first experience of voluntary work that I will do. I have always had the desire to help others who are in need. This opportunity came by chance because a person close to me saw the advert on social media and knew that I have the desire to go and help in the mission. I am an early years teacher and as a job I look after and teach very young children.

I have always had the desire to help children who are in need. When I am teaching I remember children who are perhaps not so fortunate and who do not have the opportunities that the children I am teaching have. Since this will be my first missionary experience I don't know what I will find there but I think I will find poverty that we have never experienced. I encourage young people to do this experience that will definitely serve them for the rest of their lives and learn from it.


Antonio Chetcuti: I had been seeing stories of people going on a mission for these last years, and a year and a half ago I approached a person who was part of the Amigos group. I quickly spoke to Fr Mario, but that year we did not have the opportunity to go. This year God willing we are going to live this experience in communities in Kenya where people are living life with a different dynamic than maybe we are used to. I had the impression that the mission starts the moment you arrive there, but in reality it starts a long time before! Thanks to the help of people who have already done the experience before us, work is being done to collect funds for these communities. Many thanks to you too, who always give your help to make this mission a success


Raisa Mifsud: The Amigos group gives me the experience to discover this area of volunteering, both locally and abroad. I have always liked to keep myself involved in the field of volunteering because apart from giving me the opportunity to give a little of what I have, it also gives me the chance to get closer to myself and discover more the value of life. Each experience is unique and brings you face to face together with different personalities and situations. Together with my friends of Amigos we look forward to work together in three villages in Kenya.


Mariana Grima: I wasn’t sure whether to make that phone call to go on missionary work in Kenya or not as I was afraid of the commitment involved. However, in the end I called Fr Mario and from then onwards we have worked as a group to get as much funds as possible to help the poor in buying food, medicines, stationery for school children, building wells and houses. Please pray for us so that we show them love, happiness and help them freely and unconditionally. A big thank you to everyone who participated in the activities we did and to those who donated. It is thanks to you that this work is possible.


Nicholas Ferry: Every year I feel that the Lord calls me to do a missionary experience and this year I chose to go to Kenya. This decision came after I realized that I wanted something more from the experiences I had done before in Malta, and when I discovered that there was someone I knew going with the Amigos I made more courage. Thank you very much for your support and I assure you that your contributions will go to people who are truly in need.


There is an ongoing and significant need for donations to support our mission work, and we would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to continue assisting us in our efforts. Kindly consider sending your donations through one of these channels:

Bank Transfer: MT58VALL22013000000040010188817


50617357 għal donazzjoni ta’ €2.33

50618085 għal donazzjoni ta’ €4.66

50618905 għal donazzjoni ta’ €6.99

50619206 għal donazzjoni ta’ €11.65


Cheque addressed to:

Fr Mario Abela OSA

Patrijiet Agostinjani,

Kunvent San Tumas minn Villanova,

Triq J. Zammit Tabona,

Pietà, PTA1331


Revolut: +35679255936


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