Water With Blessing Mission Trip 2016 Sister Norma Raupple will lead a group of college women on a mission trip to the U.S./Mexico border December 30, 2016- January 7, 2017 for Water With Blessings. This is the third year she’s making the mission trip; in December 2013, Sister Norma made the trip with six of our Companions in Mission. Our Youngstown Associates adopted Water With Blessings as a project, raising $3,000 to buy water filtration kits for families in need of clean water living at the Brownsville, Texas/Matamoros, Mexico border. Our local group will meet up with Sister Larraine Lauter, a Kentucky Ursuline who founded the program, for what will be a beautiful and enriching experience. Not only does Water With Blessings help people in desperate need of clean water, it also gives the young women an opportunity for an international immersion/reflection experience with the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown. Our local group brought the clean water kits to 50 young mothers during the training sessions. These “Water Women” agreed to share their filters with four other families. Thus, “God’s Thirsty Children” received the gift of clean water for Christmas. For more information download this flier. To participate in this Mission trip contact Sister Norma Raupple at 330.261.4721 by 1 October 2016. Here is a slideshow of the last visit!