It is with great joy that we highlight the success of our first Federation of North-American Explorers group in the USA. A special message of congatulations was sent to our 1st North Star Group.... as follows:
Dear Brother and Sister leaders, youth and Parents of the 1st North Star Explorer Group:
On behalf of your brothers and sisters in Canada and in Europe we wish to express to you our collective congratulations on this your first anniversary of our first FNE group in the USA! We truly marvel what you have accomplished in this short first year and the ever increasing challenging and exciting programs that you offer to the boys and girls enrolled in the 1st North Star group for their net benefit and thereby by extension their families, their community and our Catholic church.
Society today whether it be in the USA, Canada or in Europe presents largely a culture of death and self entitlement with little or no regard for the things of God. Our FNE movement is a counter-cultural one whereas it takes courage to be different, to swim against the tide, and therefore at the end of our respective lives be able to enter through the narrow gates into heaven. Ask what the real end goal of FNE is? It is to be a tool for the Lord to use to help save souls through the program that we offer for not only the youth entrusted to our care but also by extension our families and those volunteer leaders who through much personal sacrifice plan and deliver our exciting program.
In June of 2012 our respective FNE families came together at Camp Turner for a weekend of brotherhood and sisterhood whereas we could all see that together we are the same blood you and I. It was truly a sight to behold to see the youth and their leaders great one another early on that first Saturday morning as family and then to play, pray and work so well together.
Our FNE experience further blossomed when a number of timber wolves and their leaders made the trek to Canada and Camp Endobanah for summer camp... an awesome adventure and time together. We look forward to an even more exciting shared summer camp together for not only our boys but this year if circumstances and your family resources allow as to child care etc for our girls too at their own summer camp at Point Pelee National Park.
As the General Commissioner and Founder for the Federation of North-American Explorers here in North-America I wish to especially acknowledge the founding leaders for the 1st North Star group under the leadership of the Group Leader and founder Chris Hassan for the amazing job that you have done and continue to do and for the love that you have and show for the youth entrusted to your care. Know this... you are making a significant positive difference in the youth who are members of our FNE family - thank you and please keep up the good work.
Our FNE program is a very deep and life changing one... so what does this mean... look at what the program experience has done for your sons or daughters... and yet on a scale of one to ten you are at a positive two... it gets even better with experience and future training for the leaders here in the greater Philadelphia area when I return to visit you for a special leader training weekend in early 2013. The next really big adventure... Eurojam in August of 2014 in France with 10,000 of our brothers and sisters!
Know that your brothers and sisters prayed for your protection and growth since the birth of your group one year ago and most recently during Hurricane Sandy and that we will continue to do so for you all in the months and years to come. The Lord really listens to your prayers and ours... look what he has done and continues to do for you all. We love you Jesus! Thanks be to God for his mercy, love and kindness. Thank you Father Paisley for your amazing support for our 1st North Star FNE Group, it is sincerely and deeply appreciated!
So on closing keep up the good work and we look forward to many shared camps and other adventures together in the months and years to come! Please include your brothers and sisters both for our youth and for our adult leaders and supporters such as board members in your prayers as we need them to be able to hear and do the Lord's will.
RESPONSE from Group Leader and Founder:
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