Lisa Fiamingo – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (Marietta, Ga)

Dear Mobile Mission,

We want to thank you for all that you have done for our Life Teen program. When we began our ministry a year ago, I was sure that we did not have enough Core Members to put on a really awesome retreat. So last Spring, we asked you to come and do our first retreat for us. Within a few hours, our teenagers were dancing and laughing and praising God with ease and comfort. Your band has a way of getting teenagers to feel free in front of the Lord. Your band provides excellent, exciting, and professional music that is very hard to find for teen retreats. Many times, church bands are run by older people who do not understand how to get teenagers into a state of worship and freedom in praising God. Your band was able to accomplish this in such a short amount time. We are very grateful.

In addition to the great music and worship, your team provided all of the talks for the weekend. The talks were spirit-led, engaging, and right on point with teenagers. Your team is young and vibrant, and the teenagers really relate well to them. You tell a lot of stories and share the gospel in a way that is relevant to the life of a teenager today. You enabled our Core Team to not only learn a few new ways to relate to teenagers, but also the time to sit one-on-one with each of our teens and connect with them without the pressure of having to plan each session. This goes a long way when you’re trying to get away on a retreat and really get to the heart of each teenager.

We have used you three times now in the last year for our retreats, and each time, you have accomplished exactly the goals that we have wanted for teenagers. The most important thing, in my opinion, on a retreat is that teenagers are faced with the question, “Will you make a commitment to follow Christ?” Each time that we have used your mission team for our retreats, your team has posed this question to our teenagers, and they have all responded with a resounding, “Yes,” as the gospel was presented in a way that was attractive and full of joy. You have provided them with a turning point in their lives that they will never forget and will guide them for years to come.

For sure, we will be calling you again. Your mission team has been a great example for our Core Team and for our teenagers. You have given them a very good view of mission, evangelization, and service. Many of our teens want to join the Mobile Mission team when they get older.

Many thanks! May God bless your ministry abundantly,

Lisa Fiamingo
Director of Youth Ministry
St. Joseph Catholic Church
87 Lacy Street
Marietta, Ga. 30060
Lfiamingo@saintjosephcc.org
(770)422-5633 ext 50