Los Toros Azua, Dominican Republic - St. Joseph Grafton, Wisconsin USA
Collecting Supplies for Mission Trip in May!
Thank you for considering helping us with donations for our Young Adult and Adult Mission Trip in May 2018! We will be traveling to Los Toros in the Dominican Republic from May 22nd to June 5th! (We have shorter trips available too!) When we are there we will teach English classes for adults and children, hold dental clinics in 3 different villages, celebrate Mother's Day, complete cement floors (number to be determined), repair houses, hold computer classes and so much more!  
Please place any donations in the bins in the coat room at St. Joseph Church in Grafton WI that are labeled for Los Toros or contact cathymateozayas@gmail.com. Thank you again for your support!! (*New and unused items please*)
YAME Mission dates 2018!
May 22nd - June 5th  
GREAT NEWS! Reserve your spot today on the next Mission Trip! 
Are you interested in going to Los Toros? The dates for the next Young Adult and Adult Mission trip (YAME) have been set. We will be traveling to Los Toros on Tuesday May 22nd 2018 and Returning on Tuesday June 5th 2018! Can’t stay that long? You have the option to return early, if you need to.   
Our focus for this trip will be on the dental program, laying cement floors in homes, English classes and continuing to build our relationship of friendship and support as sister parishes. We will conclude the trip with a day of fun at the beach and sightseeing in the capital city.  
To learn more or to reserve your spot today, contact Cathy Mateo Zayas at cathymateozayas@gmail.com or 262-720-1884
Those under the age of 18 who would like to attend this awesome mission trip are welcome when accompanied by a parent. 
Here is a picture of last year’s group gathered in the church in Los Toros.
Contact Person: Cathy Mateo Zayas.
E-mail: cathymateozayas@gmail.com
Phone: 262-720-1884

Los Toros Mission Council meetings are open to all who are interested. Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm.
Thank you from Los Toros Students and Teachers!
Mission Objectives
All the students and teachers at the Los Toros Primary School wish to send a big “THANK YOU” to all the St. Joseph’s Child and Youth Ministry students, teachers and parents, and to all the St. Joseph’s Grade School students, teachers and parents for their overwhelming response to the School Supply Drive for the Los Toros Primary School. 

All the notebooks, construction paper, pencils, crayons, coloring books, pens, Spanish books, and numerous other school supply items were delivered in 3 full suitcases to the principal and staff (above photo) during our YAME Mission trip to Los Toros in May. These school supplies will fill some of the many needs of students and staff in Los Toros. They are delighted and grateful for the generosity of their brothers and sisters at St. Joseph’s in Grafton. 

Muchas gracias y Dios te bendiga!
 Contact Person: Cathy Mateo Zayas.
E-mail: cathymateozayas@gmail.com
Phone: 262-720-1884  
Nuevo trabajo y metas e objetivos por YAME 
  1. Ensenar niños in tercero e cuatro nivel de primeria como leer y escribir. 
  2. Juntar con Los jóvenes a estudiar un poco de la biblia y a asistir en sus reuniones de discusiones. 
  3. Hacer visitas a los enfermos. 
  4. Continuar con los cursos de ingles en tres niveles, primero, secundario y jóvenes por la noche. 
  5. Continuar con la programa Dental. 
  6. Continuar con clases de computadora. 
  7. Continuar nuestra colaboración con Los jóvenes de Los Toros
Volunteer Committment to join YAME
  1. Doing the preparation for the mission experience which includes attending orientation and planning meetings.  This includes about 3-4 meetings that take a total of 8-10 hours. 
  2. Doing the necessary planning and preparation for the project assigned to you; e.g. teaching English, computers, etc. and this takes about 20-30 hours. 
  3. Working at improving Spanish skills - 2-3 hours per week.
  4. Packing of supplies - about 6-8 hours.
  5. Los Toros meetings and project work average about 10 hours a day during mission trip.
  6. Post trip work such as project reports and reunion meetings - about 6 - 8 hours.
Oración de Paz - de San Francisco 
O Dios, haz de me instrumento de tu paz 
Donde haya odio, siembre yo amor; 
Donde haya injuria, perdón 
Donde hay duda, fe; 
Donde hay desaliento, esperanza 
Donde haya sombra, luz; 
Donde haya tristeza, alegría 
Divino maestro, concédeme que no busque 
Ser consolado sino consolar; 
Ser comprendido sino comprender 
Ser amado sino amar; 
Porque dando es que recibimos; 
Perdonando es que tu nos perdonas 
Y muriendo en ti es como nacemos a vida eterna. 

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