Letter From the Director

DSC01795November 2017

Dear Mission Friend,

As Thanksgiving Day draws nearer, I must reiterate how thankful we are at the Mission Center for your continued friendship and your commitment to share our mission. You are the reason our missionaries step out in 80 countries to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and bring the Word of God to those who most need to hear it. Like a Thanksgiving cornucopia, our gratitude to you is boundless.

As a small return gift, I would like to share a shortened version of a Thanksgiving prayer written by Lisa Jones that I found on CatholicFoodie.com (yes, that’s a real website). Perhaps you can recite this prayer with your family as you bless your Thanksgiving meal:

“Lord, bless this gathering of our family, a circle of strength and love.

Help us realize how much we mean to each other each and every day and guide us so our bond of love lasts eternally.

We thank you for the many blessings and great abundance in our lives. As we gather to celebrate this Thanksgiving, let us remember to share with others and keep the spirit of giving ongoing throughout the year.

We thank Thee, Heavenly Father, for all things bright and good. Please bless this loving family… our lives, our health, our food. We ask these things in Jesus’ name.


May your Thanksgiving Day be blessed. You and your family will be remembered in prayer by Divine Word Missionaries around the world. Please pray for them as well.

Yours in Christ’s name,


Bro. Daniel Holman SVD
Mission Center Director