Catholic Heart Workcamp Inspires Memphis

Fishers of Men were there to Help

During the week of June 10-17, 306 inspired Catholic teenagers and adult leaders focusing on 42 worksites in and around the city of Memphis, loving and serving our city and the residents that they worked with. These “campers” participated in the Catholic Heart Work Camp, celebrated being Catholic and became more engaged in practicing their faith than many adults ever will.

Imagine the harvest we will have when the thousands of seeds that were planted last week start to bear fruit in the hearts of every person involved. God was present that week in a very tangible way and stories of minor miracles and major changes of heart abound.

The Fishers of Men were very visible in their support:

  • Phil Moore and his wife Shona indentified work sites in Fayette County and obtained the material needed to help the residents.
  • Bill Platten and his wife Rene’ were co-managers of the camp and organized the work sites, transportation, safety and comfort of the campers.
  • Tom Wilson and Roger Eddleman, the CHWC trouble shooters, worked with several work teams by giving them advice, tools, physical assistance, and the confidence needed to complete seemingly impossible tasks.

This is a great example of men becoming more engaged in their faith trying to live out the commandment to love others. In every FOM group there are many examples of men reaching out to make a difference in the name of Jesus.

Praise God for the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. 


Link to Catholic Heart Workcamp: http://www.heartworkcamp.com/cities/Memphis/Memphis,TN.htm

Link to Catholic Heart Workcamp Pictures: http://www.heartworkcamp.com/interact/photos/Memphis/index.html

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