SMA MISSION PARTNERS
The SMA Mission Partners was formed out of the Friends of SMA . It served as the laity supporters of SMA Philippines District. SMA Mission Partners (MP) purpose is to support the SMA Fathers and seminarians in all their undertakings through prayers, financial assistance and participation in SMA Philippines District activities.
SMA Mission Partners are composed of laity from Las Pinas City, and Quezon City Metro Manila, Philippines and others resides abroad who are relatives and friends of Good Shepherd Parish Las Pinas City Parishioners. SMA Mission partners have a continuous membership drive to increase its members. Now, its membership are more than three hundred (300).
The SMA Mission Partners is a dynamic organization. It is under the Directorship of Fr. Jerson Pineda, SMA. SMA Mission Partners Core Group plans the activities. It has a whole year planned activities for fellowship and for fund-raising like Pilgrimages to Churches in the Philippines and Ballroom Dancing events.
To nurture its members and prospective members, SMA Mission Partners organized several formation seminars. The topics discussed were: what is a mission partner, role of mission partner, and Christian stewardship. SMA mission activities in Africa were shown and explained. SMA Fathers were requested to talk on commitments and their mission in Africa. Through this SMA Mission Partners members has come to know, what they can do for the Mission of SMA. They have realized their role as Christians in Spreading the Good News.
Indeed, in all God’s soldiers, there are lots of challenges for the SMA Mission Partners but with God‘s guidance and grace, we will succeed in all our endeavours