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Mission for the Poor: Serving the people of Flores and Timor Leste

"Blessed is he who considers the poor: the Lord will deliver him on the day of trouble" Psalm 41.1

Group visit to the Flores mission with Fr Nev Yun, Post 2

Welcome back to the mission in Labuan Bajo and we take another look at the visit by Fr Nev Yun and the pilgrims. This time they visited Continue reading “Group visit to the Flores mission with Fr Nev Yun, Post 2”

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Group visit to the Flores mission, led by Louis Lamuri, and Fr Neville Yun of Holy Family Indooroopilly Parish, Brisbane, Australia

Welcome back to the Mission for the Poor.org and some recent news.

In late April of this year a group of pilgrims from Brisbane visited the Labuan Bajo mission in Flores for around 10 days. The pilgrims were Continue reading “Group visit to the Flores mission, led by Louis Lamuri, and Fr Neville Yun of Holy Family Indooroopilly Parish, Brisbane, Australia”

Getting around the shops at Maliana, Timor Leste

Maliana is situated in the far western region of Timor Leste not far from the Indonesian border. It is reasonably remote being about 3 hours by road from the capital which is Dili. Sections of the road are not trafficable during the wet season. Thus, the shopping experience in Maliana is Continue reading “Getting around the shops at Maliana, Timor Leste”

Timor Leste post 5 – We visit the Saburai village (Timor Leste Mission visit, December 2016)

Several days after my arrival in Timor Leste, Brother Jimmy with some locals from Maliana, including myself visited the Saburai village. From the very start of the village to the very end is about two hours walk, and much of it is quite steep with Continue reading “Timor Leste post 5 – We visit the Saburai village (Timor Leste Mission visit, December 2016)”

A sightseeing and mission trip: exploring the land of the Komodo dragon – December 2016

Just last Christmas (2016), Tracey and Gavin Soutar from South Australia made a visit to the Labuan Bajo mission while visiting Komodo and its surrounding islands. While in Labuan Bajo, they managed to attend Continue reading “A sightseeing and mission trip: exploring the land of the Komodo dragon – December 2016”

Undertaking a trip to the mission in Flores, Part 2 (25 Feb 2017) – What happens at the monastery?

This is the second part of the series of making a visit to the mission in Flores. The first post in this series looked at what travel and packing was required to travel into Labuan Bajo, and we finally arrived at the monastery. This current post highlights the monastery and Continue reading “Undertaking a trip to the mission in Flores, Part 2 (25 Feb 2017) – What happens at the monastery?”

Timor Leste post 4 – The Saburai MOP Christmas event (Timor Leste Mission, 10 December 2016)

It is Saturday 10 December and we are up early before dawn to prepare the food for the Christmas party at Saburai. The MOP brothers visited the Saburai community the week before and invited all. The Saburai community is extremely poor with Continue reading “Timor Leste post 4 – The Saburai MOP Christmas event (Timor Leste Mission, 10 December 2016)”

Christmas party 2016 in Labuan Bajo, Flores: a memorable occasion for the local children

The Christmas party this year was held at the brothers’ Corpus Christi Monastery with traditional costumes, performances and dancing. The brothers wanted to make it a special time for the 400+ local children Continue reading “Christmas party 2016 in Labuan Bajo, Flores: a memorable occasion for the local children”

Timor Leste post 3 – Preparing for the Saburai Christmas event (Timor Leste Mission, December 2016)

The day after I arrived in Maliana the three brothers and I, plus a group of willing volunteers from Maliana traveled to Saburai to set up the tarpaulin covers for the Continue reading “Timor Leste post 3 – Preparing for the Saburai Christmas event (Timor Leste Mission, December 2016)”

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