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Prayer Request For My Daughter As She Commences Her Mission To Kenya
4Feb2012

Posted on 02/04/2012 6:40:11 PM PST by ConorMacNessa

Dear Friends,

I request your prayers at this time for my daughter Mary as she embarks on a six-month mission to Kenya. This mission is under the auspices of her Alma Mater, St. Joseph’s University, and involves working with orphans and other children affected by the AIDS epidemic in Africa.

She is departing from Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia on Friday, February 10. Her mother and I are very proud of the work she has undertaken in Africa. She has already completed service trips to Tanzania and Kenya, each of two weeks duration. At the same time, I don’t mind telling you that both her mother and I are fearful of the danger she may face over there. I sent her numerous articles regarding Islamic persecution of Christians in Kenya and requested that she reconsider her plans. However, she is adamant in her intent to undertake this mission.

She has received the blessing of our parish on her mission – the parish gave her a stipend to defray the expenses of her trip.

We are committed Christians who recognize the duty of the faithful to Witness the immutable Truth of God. We are resigned to her undertaking this mission as one to which she has been called. We request your prayers for the success of her mission. We request your prayers for the innocent children of Kenya whom she goes to serve. We request your prayers for her safe return at the conclusion of her mission.



Mary Frances, Mary and Tom Mitchell, 14May2011



Mary in Kenya, 2011

THE MEMORARE

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen.



Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)


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Your prayers are requested as my daughter embarks upon this worthy mission.



Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

1 posted on 02/04/2012 6:40:17 PM PST by ConorMacNessa
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Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

2 posted on 02/04/2012 6:43:01 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

A touching request. I shall so pray.


3 posted on 02/04/2012 6:44:22 PM PST by grumpa
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To: ConorMacNessa

prayers - tell her to watch out for fake birth certificates!


4 posted on 02/04/2012 6:45:26 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Memorare said. Sounds like she’s doing wonderful things. My prayers also for her folks. ;)


5 posted on 02/04/2012 6:45:35 PM PST by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: ConorMacNessa

I sincerely pray that you will use all necessary force to stop her. The Moslems in Kenya will try to kill any Christian they see in their midst as mandate 45 times in the koran. Many fine mission fields right here. Good Luck. Use tough love.


6 posted on 02/04/2012 6:45:53 PM PST by tpuskett
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To: ConorMacNessa

My prayers are with your brave daughter! No doubt many lives will be touched by the courage and conviction of her compassion.


7 posted on 02/04/2012 6:45:57 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Always happy to pray for those with the courage to bring the Gospel into the dark places on the planet. May the LORD be with your beloved daughter as she undertakes this journey. may he bless her with strength, health, and a powerful witness to those in darkness.


8 posted on 02/04/2012 6:48:10 PM PST by left that other site
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To: ConorMacNessa
Prayers for your daughter Mary. You have much to proud of as a parent. She has taken the exhortation to 'arise and go', and to 'Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. [knowing that] He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned'.

That takes courage and love for those in need.

May the Good Lord keep her and protect and provide for a fruitful ministry.

9 posted on 02/04/2012 6:51:22 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Many prayers and praise as well for your lovely daughter and may G-d shorten the passage of time for you all from the time she leaves until she returns home safe and sound. You must be so proud.


10 posted on 02/04/2012 6:51:30 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers


11 posted on 02/04/2012 6:54:36 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ConorMacNessa

May such a selfless and loving act be rewarded by God. Bringing goodness and joy to others, I am sure she will touch many hearts and bring light into this world of darkness. Bless her and her mission.


12 posted on 02/04/2012 6:55:01 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just LawD)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers up!

Godspeed, Mary!


13 posted on 02/04/2012 6:55:01 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

My two daughters spent a month working at a rural hospital in Kenya last March. They are both in the medical field and periodically go to third world countries to work, as well as having gone on non-medical missions. If I remember correctly, the primary trouble spots in Kenya are along the northern borders, particularly with Somalia. The interior is much safer. My impression was that they felt safer there than in some of the other countries they have worked in.

If you don’t have an account with Facebook, I recommend starting one. I put it off until last year. It is a very convenient way to share photos.

Also, a weekend excursion to the Masai Mara would be something that they should look into while they are there.

Best wishes to you and yours.


14 posted on 02/04/2012 6:56:25 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: ConorMacNessa

God bless and God speed. Prayers are up.


15 posted on 02/04/2012 6:57:57 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers up for your daughter.

And you, sir, have led an interesting life. Great “About” page!


16 posted on 02/04/2012 6:58:34 PM PST by Former War Criminal (...and proud Hobbit.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

God be with her and her soldiers in Christ.

Many blessings, dear friend.


17 posted on 02/04/2012 6:59:28 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
My prayers for your beautiful daughter and to you and her mother as well, as she returns to Kenya on this mission.

May Angels guard her while she is away and bring her home safe! Such a brave young lady she is!

Hugs and continued prayers for Mary!

18 posted on 02/04/2012 7:05:45 PM PST by oldteen
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To: grumpa

DONE!!


19 posted on 02/04/2012 7:06:26 PM PST by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 82)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Praying for Mary.


20 posted on 02/04/2012 7:06:42 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers for Mary. God bless her for doing Gods work.


21 posted on 02/04/2012 7:07:32 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

What a brave and God loving daughter you have. I pray the Lord will watch over her and keep her safe on her mission. And I pray that the Lord will offer you and Mrs. MacNessa peace during her journey. God Bless all of you.


22 posted on 02/04/2012 7:08:11 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: ConorMacNessa

May she be aware of God’s watchful eye while she is there.

I have spent some time in Africa, the tragic conditions have forever shaped my appreciation for what we have here. That being said I pray I will have the opportunity to return.


23 posted on 02/04/2012 7:10:55 PM PST by Gamecock (I am so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Sending prayers for Mary’s safety and success of mission.

Prayers of peace for you and your family as Mary is away on her mission.


24 posted on 02/04/2012 7:11:05 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

May God watch over Mary and you have reasons for concerns, Doc. Standing the Prayer Watch along with you.


25 posted on 02/04/2012 7:11:23 PM PST by BIGLOOK
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To: ConorMacNessa

Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but she’s on an assignment from the Tea Party Intelligence Agency to retrieve the Obama birth certificate!


26 posted on 02/04/2012 7:11:45 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers going up for your beautiful daughter Conor . . . prayers also for those she leaves behind . . . God be with you all.


27 posted on 02/04/2012 7:11:45 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

May ALmighty God surround your daughter with His angels to guard her and keep her safe. I ask this in the Name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.


28 posted on 02/04/2012 7:13:53 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: ConorMacNessa
I have so much admiration for your dtr....and to her parents...

May God bless her and keep her safe while she does this good work, and may God bless her parents as well...

29 posted on 02/04/2012 7:14:34 PM PST by cherry
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To: ConorMacNessa

I will be prayering for her and others she will deal with over there. Please keep us updated. Praise Jesus and Hail Mary as the Angel Declared!!


30 posted on 02/04/2012 7:18:14 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers sent!


31 posted on 02/04/2012 7:24:17 PM PST by llmc1
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To: ConorMacNessa

I pray for her to reach many hearts with the Lords Gospel.


32 posted on 02/04/2012 7:29:23 PM PST by OneVike ((Just a Christian waiting to go home) internet ID:: impeachobamanow)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Such a leap of faith ! Prayers that the Lord will keep her safe and provide you with peace of mind until she returns safely.


33 posted on 02/04/2012 7:39:42 PM PST by HangingTuff
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To: ConorMacNessa

Your daughter is better off in Africa in the will of God than she would be staying here in rebellion to His leading.

We raised 4 kids living in Kenya & Uganda back in the late 1970’s and 1980’s.

All have said that they are so very grateful for the opportunity to have lived in Africa growing up.

BTW, we lived through malaria, hepatitis, Bot fly infestation, an ambush, famine and a rhino charge. These things gave us all a great set of stories to bore folks with. Don’t sweat the small stuff. If you are in God’s will, all else is “small stuff”.

You can be very proud of your daughter!


34 posted on 02/04/2012 8:02:24 PM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: ConorMacNessa

My daughter went to africa on a college mission and everything went fine there. However,back at home things fell apart without her there to carry on all the things she normally helped everyone with. Something to remember and prepare for. Many blessings. God bless you all.


35 posted on 02/04/2012 8:10:53 PM PST by whiteclockinthetrees (time deposits pearls)
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To: ConorMacNessa; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...

 

May The Lord bless you and keep you;  

May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;

May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

And may Our Lady bless you with   her maternal love


I
n the name of the Father, and of the Son
and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Catholic Prayer Ping

Please address all prayers to ConorMacNessa;    

If you would like to be added to the Catholic Prayer Ping List, please FReepmail me.

 


36 posted on 02/04/2012 8:13:20 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ConorMacNessa

May Jesus himself accompany Mary on this trip, and may her guardian angel be ever at her side.


37 posted on 02/04/2012 8:43:10 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers for your lovely daughter and her safe return!


38 posted on 02/04/2012 8:53:57 PM PST by PGR88
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers up...


39 posted on 02/04/2012 8:56:03 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Prayers up. I am sure your daughter will find that she can do good work for the people there, and I hope they treat her well.

May she also come home with some good stories to tell -- good adventures make good stories.

I pray to God for her successful mission, and even more for her safe return. May God grant your family strength and peace of mind during her time away.

40 posted on 02/04/2012 9:09:58 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I join you in prayer for Mary’s mission trip to Kenya. May Jesus shine through her to the people of Kenya.


41 posted on 02/04/2012 9:23:35 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: ConorMacNessa

We are praying for your daughter that she will be in God’s hand and that He will bless and keep her well and safe in her time there. May she be blessed for the work she is doing. “How beautiful are the feet of those that bring Good News”!

Our son is doing a 2 year mission in Nepal, will not be back until October of this year. So from parents that understand the time before you, we pray for you as well.

Blessings, OKC Patriot


42 posted on 02/04/2012 9:36:30 PM PST by OKC Patriot ("Never Forget"!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Oh, how proud you have to be! God Bless Mary and keep her safe, let her bring comfort to the afflicted children, and bring her back safely to her mom and dad.

I will add Mary, you and your wife to my daily prayer list. And, yes, she IS beautiful, too!


43 posted on 02/04/2012 9:47:07 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers lifted.


44 posted on 02/04/2012 9:52:58 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers lifted.


45 posted on 02/04/2012 9:53:19 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: ConorMacNessa

(((((Sending Heartfelt Prayers)))))


46 posted on 02/04/2012 9:58:56 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

God bless you both as well as your faithful daughter!

May Jesus guide her every step and keep her safe. Wow. Just wow!


47 posted on 02/04/2012 10:09:39 PM PST by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: tpuskett

Kenya is close to 85% Christian. Muslims are few and far between.


48 posted on 02/04/2012 10:51:35 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers sent! What a rewarding thing to be doing.


49 posted on 02/04/2012 10:52:46 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: grumpa

Sorry but she’ll get my prayers when she does the same in the U S namely Memphis or Detroit.


50 posted on 02/04/2012 11:23:49 PM PST by lacey3900
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