Hello from Lisa, your New Mexico Site Coordinator! I am new to CMT. This is my first mission trip and my first Catholic service role. In April 2023, I was welcomed into the Catholic faith. I now experience the fullness of Christianity in southeastern Minnesota, my home. By profession, I am a Physician Assistant, Industrial Hygienist, and budding Data Analyst. I currently teach adult learners at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. I am also the lucky mom of two Korean-born children, now 18 and 21.

Favorite saint: Saint Teresa of Calcutta speaks to my soul. I am awestruck by her humility and unfailing devotion to the poorest of the poor. By echoing words from the Gospel of Matthew – ‘you did it to me’ – Mother Teresa inspires me to missionary service.

Favorite Scripture verse: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence, rely not; In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).

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The Land of Enchantment has captivated me! Even though I live in Minnesota, my heart is in New Mexico. While working there for 10 years, I gained a special affinity for the Hispanic and Native people, their culture, and the southwest’s rustic beauty. In 2024, I will serve on two, week-long mission trips to the Diocese of Gallup, which is among the nation’s most impoverished geographies.

Please help me raise $1,000 to support the deserving citizens in the Diocese of Gallup, a 55,000-square-mile area that spans northwestern New Mexico and northeastern Arizona. Your donation will enable our mission team to repair homes and structures, improve services, and perform other acts of charity. During this mission season, I pledge to work hard, help the needy, learn from others, and share my joy for Jesus. Please pray for the safety and success of the New Mexico mission team. I am profoundly grateful for your support.

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