The 2009 Work Camp was based at Mother's Village.
Our mission for the week was to work on various projects at Mother's Village –
a complex of humanitarian communities started by Fr. Slavco Barbaric in 1996.
We would be working with men of all ages from the Merciful Fathers Community.
Under the guidance of Fr. Svetozar Kraljevic, these men were in various stages of a
three-year drug rehabilitation program. Our physical mission was to work on these
projects, but our spiritual mission was to work with and support these men on their journey.
In our spare time during the week of work camp, and during our second week in Medjugorje,
we experienced the spirituality surrounding the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
One of the highlights of the trip was an invitation to the chapel of Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti,
one of the six visionaries. We were present in the chapel during Marija’s visit from Mary. After the
apparition, Marija thanked us all for being there, saying the Mary blessed us, and blessed the religious
articles that we had brought with us!