Testimonials

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Through this program thanks for the opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus and have a heart for service shining God's Love.

Lesa, group leader   

Working at a different site each day allowed me the opportunity to discern where my gifts lie.

Josh, HS student   

Thank you so much for setting up one of the best weeks of my life!

Joe, chaperone   

I have had the pleasure of having the opportunity to volunteer with Franciscans for the Poor twice and both times have been an incredibly inspiring experience!

Andrew, college student   

I love Franciscans for the Poor! Changing lives!

anonymous, chaperone   

The sense of community that formed as we worked and lived together ... was simply amazing.

Amelia, college student   

FFTP is AMAZING. They truly make an impact not only on those that they are serving but in those that are giving the service. I hope they continue their work for MANY years to come!

Brittany, chaperone   

I served with Franciscans for the Poor during my spring break. We had so much fun and made a difference for the community of Cincinnati as well as our selves!

Caity, high school student   

I did a mission trip with students from my school in Louisville, KY a few years ago, and it was a wonderful experience for us all. The Franciscans for the Poor and the Tau House are dear to my heart.

Diane, chaperone   

I enjoyed the Supper with the Sisters. The food was delicious and the conversation was delightful!

Maggie, college student   

Went on a mission trip and loved it! Such a wonderful and unique experience. Felt I was able to make at least a small difference, and I loved where I stayed. Thanks to the people who run this, you changed my life. Great organization!

anonymous, HS student   

After seeing the different needs in Cincinnati, I'm ready to return and help the ministries back home.

John, HS student   

The best Spring break ever!

Emily, Sam, and Cathy, family group   

Throughout my three years on the FFTP Mission Trip, I have learned valuable skills in making friends, which will become extremely useful when I go off to college. Each year has meant the strengthening of old friendships and blossoming of new ones. I used to be very quiet around new people, but living in community at the Tau House has made me more comfortable in being myself and starting conversations. At the end of each of my weeks with FFTP, I've been sad to say goodbye to everyone but happy to have such an amazing experience to look back on for the rest of my life.

David, HS student   

I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for all you do to make sure every group has a great experience while serving. My youth (and chaperones) have been talking nonstop about the week and they are chomping at the bit for me to set a date for next year already. =D
Our week with Franciscans for the Poor has already changed the lives and mission of the youth from Holy Family.
I'm so amazed by the change from the eek and so are their families. U had one of the guys' younger sister come up to me after Mass and asked me what I did to her brother. When he got home Saturday he hugged her, said he couldn’t wait until she could go to the Tau House and then talked to her about his week and asked about how her week of service went at home. Praise the Lord!

Jennifer, chaperone/group leader   

This organization does great work combining service with prayer and reflection.

Julie, teacher   

I had such a great time at the Franciscans for the Poor this year. I had so many great experiences. Just knowing that I might have impacted a person's life in a positive way really means a lot to me. Thanks for everything, and can't wait to come back next year.

Adam, HS student   

I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for all you do to make sure every group has a great experience while serving. My youth (and chaperones) have been talking nonstop about the week and they are chomping at the bit for me to set a date for next year already. =D
Our week with Franciscans for the Poor has already changed the lives and mission of the youth from Holy Family.
I'm so amazed by the change from the eek and so are their families. U had one of the guys' younger sister come up to me after Mass and asked me what I did to her brother. When he got home Saturday he hugged her, said he couldn’t wait until she could go to the Tau House and then talked to her about his week and asked about how her week of service went at home. Praise the Lord!

Jennifer, chaperone   

I love all they do for the visitors and the Cincinnati area!

Stephanie, trip coordinator   

Being apart of the Tau House gave me a small experience of what Heaven will be like. Being in a community that is motivated to serve and accepted by everyone is what God calls us to do. Build the kingdom of Heaven on Earth.

Jill, college student