I'm reaching out to Catholic men of a particular category in that I tend to keep a high regard for the traditions of our religion. I'm a Cavalry Scout in the Army with 18 months of service left. When it is complete, I intend to mission to the Persecuted Church in the Horn of Africa.
I'm also a part-time chef. I work with my hands.
I have felt called for longer than five years to do this mission, to make of my life a missionary oblation to Saint Joseph, who was called to be foster father to the Persecuted Christ. He earned his living as a carpenter. He was devoted to the Immaculate Conception.
I have found that in order to serve Catholics that are persecuted by the Mohammedans, it is necessary to be authentic. It does no good to live like a Mohammedan if you're going to be a convincing Catholic,
Galatians 2: “You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you ask Gentiles to follow Jewish customs?"
What is there to do in the Horn of Africa? Eritrea, Somalia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Lybia, Sudan, South Sudan, DRC, Chad... Catholics are large in number in these countries, they are also heavily persecuted. Catholic missionaries have been kicked out of many of these places, their homes burned, fathers killed, mothers and sisters are raped, and children are forced either into slavery or kidnapped to be made into child-soldiers.
I want to build refuges, churches, homes, schools, playgrounds, and dig wells for all of the refugees moving from these places in other countries like Chad and Uganda. And I want them to have three meals a day: The Eucharist, The Scripture, and food to eat.
Skills needed: hardworking, selflessness, soldiers, firefighters, policeman, dutibound men, carpenters, brick layers, engineers, roofers, plumbers, electricians, farmers, cowboys, etc. Men who know their religion, honor their heritage, and feels compelled to give all, to be a friend to all, a father to many, and bring honor and dignity to those who by all accounts appear to have lost all.
"Man hath no greater love than this, that he give his life for a friend" - Jesus