Do me a favor and clickity click your way to the fundraising page and make a small donation (or a large one, by all means!) to help fund my little brother's mission trip to Ecuador next month. Actually, they leave in 2 weeks so time's a wasting.
Kenny is in his last semester at FUS and is one of the best guys I know. He has a deep desire to serve and to spread the love of Christ in a tangible way. I was talking with him last weekend while he was here for wedding festivities and asked him what the plan for the trip was and he said that the plan was to set up basic medical facilities for the village they'll be visiting. Not being pre-med or nursing, he said his contribution would probably be to carry stuff, haul trash, maybe give talks on basic hygiene to the people of the village, and perhaps do some catechetical instruction like "Why go to Confession" and "the importance of going to Mass" And he was so happy to be going to do these basic things! He didn't mind one bit that he'd be doing the grunt work of the trip, and he is paying out of pocket to do so.
As a survivor of FUS student loan debt myself, I know it's no small detail to shell out money during college for even fun and frivolous matters -- but to spend $ on a mission trip for senior spring break…well that's something special.
So yeah, I think he deserves an honorable mention and a shameless plea from his proud big sister. So what are you waiting for?