Hello! I am Clara Anderson, I am a Junior at Wyoming Catholic College(WCC). I am currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts. I grew up in Kansas and come from a family of eight in which I was number four of six kids. My favorite way to spend my time is in the wilderness, or as I like to call it, God’s first book, rock climbing, canoeing, rafting, backpacking, and ice climbing, among many other activities. You will always find me with a book in my hand or a frozen Coke. I cannot wait for my first summer of youth ministry, and I hope it is the first of many to come!

Favorite Saint: Saint Joan of Arc & Saint Rose of Lima.
Favorite Scripture Verse: Gospel of John 8:7 & 8:10-11 “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” & “Woman, where are they that accused thee? Hath no man condemned thee? Who said: No man, Lord. And Jesus said: Neither will I condemn thee.” This is my verse this year because it is a constant reminder that no person is without fault, and we should never dare to think of someone else as being below ourselves. Even God, who is infinitely above us, chose to forgive and love us over and over again. This passage reminds me that I am called to see Jesus in everyone and treat them with the love, respect, and kindness I would show to Jesus if He were standing before me.

Join My Support Team!

I am serving with a team of young adult mission leaders to run week-long international and domestic mission trips. This summer, our teams will be serving in Eastern, KY, New Orleans, LA, Lake Charles, LA, South Texas, Puerto Rico, Belize, and the Dominican Republic. My summer begins in May with two weeks of missionary training, followed by 9 weeks of intense service, and a debrief retreat at the end. We serve in areas that have been affected by natural disasters and in areas of chronic poverty. Our projects mainly consist of home, school, and church repair and renovation. We have the honor of working alongside several religious communities, including the Missionaries of Charity, the Pallottine Sisters, and the Comunidad Misionera de Villaregia.
Beyond the great physical work of rebuilding, our mission teams will run retreats for our mission group, opening up the door for the Holy Spirit to work in the hearts of those who serve with us. We start each day with Mass, give formational reflections in the evening, facilitate small group discussions, and bring the groups to adore Jesus Blessed Sacrament and to receive His mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Wow! It is such an impactful week for the community we serve, the groups who come to serve with us, for us as mission leaders, and you as mission partners.
Our expected work project expenses for 2024 total approximately $100,000. My personal goal is to raise $6,000. I am excited to share with you my journey with God as a missionary and invite you to become one of my mission partners. Everything that we have is from God and everything that we give is from God. Where is God asking you to invest?  Please consider joining me on mission by making a one-time or recurring donation to support the work of Catholic Mission Trips, Inc. Your prayers and financial support will bring hope and restore dignity to the families we serve. We would be honored to have you partner with us at $50-$100 a month. I look forward to connecting with you and experiencing mission together! Thank you for joining my support team!
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