I realize that I've been neglecting my blog, and when I remind our doctors how important it is to keep their content updated, I must practice what I preach! But, I've been busy running around, so here is what has been keeping me busy this spring.
We wrapped up March with three of our biggest events of the year. The Religious Education Congress, annual Retreat/Seminar and our Appreciation Mass and Brunch.
We took pictures! At this years RE Congress in Anaheim people from across the country stopped by to be "One in a Million" and let us add their smiling faces to our website. You can be added there too, check the web site to learn more and view these pictures.
This year was the 15th annual Retreat/ Seminar for doctors interested in serving short term with MDA at Loyola Marymount. We spent the weekend sharing and praying with veteran mission doctors and those who came to learn more about the opportunities. Plans are already in the works for some of their service.
We ended the weekend with the Appreciation Mass and Brunch with the supporters and friends of MDA joining us for a Palm Sunday Mass at LMU's Sacred Heart Chapel followed by a lovely brunch. We all enjoyed hearing from the Retreat/ Seminar speakers and attendees, and the Auxiliary presented the fruit of a year's labor. (More about this in the upcoming newsletter!)
Of course this is in addition to the doctors preparing for long-term service to Tanzania, many of our doctors serving short-term since the first of the year in Ecuador, Honduras and Cameroon.
So this week we are hoping for time to unpack some boxes, before the next exciting round of events and opportunities! What is keeping you busy this spring?