Help young Catholics in India to embrace and love their Faith through the Catechesis of the Theology of the Body! As the demand for our service has increased we need your support for our first TWO full time mission Staff and the set up of the JTM Totus Tuus office and Community Center in Kolkata! Thank you!
Start Date: April 16, 2019
I have been in the ministry of JTM India (St John Paul II, Theology of the body Messengers) since 2014. Our mission is to conduct workshops and retreats for young people in schools, colleges and parishes nationally. The main goal is to assist our peers to deeply understand the message of the Theology of the Body in order to lead them to an ENCOUNTER with the love of Christ and to the ONE Relationship we all long for: TO BE ONE WITH CHRIST! Our workshops and retreats usually are live-in and last for three to four days. In this ministry I serve as the events coordinator, keynote speaker and worship leader. Each member of our team has completed extensive study on the Theology of the Body and attended all required tuitions in order to equip us to be a part of the team of mainly young people who are in this diocesan approved ministry.
Throughout my high school years, I had the desire of being a journalist. Early in my final year of high school I encountered the Love of Christ. Since then God is calling me to surrender deeper into His Love. SURRENDER IS MY CALLING. So after much discernment and with the blessing of my spiritual director, I decided to surrender my whole life to Him in the JTM Ministry.
I am so excited to continue serving with JTM Ministries but in a different capacity as mission staff. As mission staff I will be working at the JTM TOTUS TUUS Office and Community Center: Which we are formally opening in Kolkata! (More about this bellow!) and doing also more of the behind the scene work that allows JTM to function, besides leading the Events and the Evangelization Team.
Without the hard work of the staff and mission staff at the JTM Totus Tuus Office and Community Center, it would be impossible for the JTM Evangelization Team Members to continue to reach the thousands of young people across the India as the demand of our ministry increases day by day! -May God be praised!
I would be thrilled if you would consider supporting me either financially or spirituality in my mission. Thank you and God Bless!
Hi everyone! My name is Joseph Francis Williams and I grew up in one of the bustees of Kolkata, I am pursuing my graduation and working as a sales representative in a company and I am the sole support of my aged parents.
I'm taking a leave of absence from my job and a big step of faith to raise my own support to get there: to serve JTM Ministry as a full time Mission Staff and also fulfil my obligations towards my family. Will you help me?
I have been blessed to serve as part of JTM's Evangelization Team from April 2015. This year I felt called to discern a position on staff in order to take JTM ministries to the next level! I absolutely love what JTM Ministries stands for, and I’m grateful for the positive impact it has had on my life. I’m really excited to be able to share that with others.
I am passionate about bringing hope to the hopeless. And what better way than showing people, as I was, that there is a fulfilment to their deepest dreams, desires, and longings of their heart: Jesus Christ.
I desire share the message of the Theology of the Body better in order to raise up leaders who are not just discipled but leaders who are discipled and whole through the Catechesis of St. John Paul II and the Sacraments. I want to be an instrument for others to ENCOUNTER Christ. As a full time Mission Staff at the JTM Totus Tuus Office and Community Center I will have time to prepare lessons for the formation of the Evangelization Team and to supervise and organize the different projects we have in vision.
Please consider being a partner with me and the mission of JTM to challenge young Catholics in India to love Christ and embrace the life of the church Through the Catechesis of TOB! Please pray for me in my mission with JTM Ministries to evangelize all I interact with, especially our young people and their parents. Prayer is what changes hearts. If you can support the Church’s mission of evangelization, our mission, JTM’s mission, my mission financially please do so!
God bless and know that you are in my prayers.
Joseph Francis Williams
It was in our heart to rent a place where we can do all our office work: Prepare our Curriculum, Presentations, Handouts, Classes, Projects, Events, and all the paperwork that this requires... and also a place like we had in 2015 when two Missionaries of FMC came and helped us to shape our Ministry! They where such an example and they had rented a house where around eight of us guys stayed over with them and we learned to live in Community. We see that the time has come and we are ready to lead our own JTM Totus Tuus Community! After reading the Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit of Pope Francis, we had the confirmation that we were waiting for:
and offer a friendly and relaxed setting where friendships can grow, where young men and women can meet one another, where they can share music, games, sports, but also reflection and prayer. In such places, much can be offered, without great expenditure of funds. Then too, the person-to-person contact indispensable for passing on the message can happen, something whose place cannot be taken by any pastoral resource or strategy.
Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit No. 218
“Friendship and discussion, often within more or less structured groups, offer the opportunity to strengthen social and relational skills in a context in which one is neither analyzed nor judged. Group experience is also a great resource for sharing the faith and for mutual help in bearing witness. The young are able to guide other young people and to exercise a genuine apostolate among their friends” Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit No. 219
This is not to say that they should become isolated and lose all contact with parish communities, movements and other ecclesial institutions. But they will be better integrated into communities that are open, living their faith, eager to radiate Christ, joyful, free, fraternal and committed. These communities can be settings where they feel that it is possible to cultivate precious relationships. Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit No. 220
In the Community Center only the guys will live, They will take care of the house and the equipment. The Ladies of our Team and their female friends will be allowed to come as we used to do it in 2015: When accompanied by a chaperone: an Adult Senior Female JTM Team member, during the day and they will have access only to the common area: hall and office meant for the common use of JTM Ministry.
We are looking for a central place in Kolkata where it would be accessible to all and close to The Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity and to Mother Teresa's Tomb.
Part of our role with JTM this year is to find wonderful people like you to support this mission work both prayerfully and financially, to reach our partnership goal of $12,500
Which would be then broken down as follows:
►for the stipend of Each Mission Staff: $3,500 x 2 = $7,000
►For the JTM Totus Tuus Office and Community Center:
Down payment, Office and Community set up and Rent $,5,500
By partnering in JTM’s mission, you will receive updates and newsletters about our year, stories about the youth’s encounters with Christ, and testimonies of our missionaries’ life on the road.
St. Therese of Lisieux once said,
” Some give by going to the missions, some by giving to the missions. Without both, there are no missions."
Thank-you and God bless,
Nizel M. Samuel and
Joseph Francis Williams