Summer Mission Trip 2019

Elena and I were blessed to be able to spend three weeks in Ghana this past June. We stayed at Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital in Kpando under the guidance of Reverend Sister Justine, and saw the love she showed to every person and patient. She waited late into the...

Construction – Phase 1

Fr. Jerry inspects and blesses the grounds.Fr. Jerry inspects and blesses the grounds.Fr. Jerry inspects and blesses the grounds.Men measure the ground before the foundation is dug.Stones are donated at the site to turn into concrete.Stones are donated at the site to...

Year End Update – 2016

Greetings! As the New Year begins, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the supporters of Pope Francis Home and School, Mercy to the Poor. Thank you to over the 100+ donors, the many who have given gifts in kind and especially those who are praying...

The Boy in the Market – The Rest of the Story The evening after our encounter with the Boy, Richard and I discussed if there was more we could have done. Should we have tried to take him to a hospital emergency room? We decided there was probably nothing we could...

“What’s an x-ray?”

In July of 2014, I had the blessing of living in an orphanage in the Volta Region. The orphanage was the home to 21 children. Like most children’s homes in Ghana, it was illegal and unlicensed. Conditions could be described as primitive at best: no clean running...