May the peace of the Lord be with you!
I am humbled to be your servant leader. Without the encouragement and prayers of many of you I would not have had the courage to discern the call of the Lord to run for president. Thank you for your prayers and I ask that you keep me and our association in prayer. I believe that NACFLM has mentored me in so many ways that I felt called to give back to the association. There are so many things that we can accomplish and I depend on your help to get them done. Together we will be working to strengthen the Commissions. I’m aware that the Communications Commission is in need of new members. There are two important tasks I would see this commission handling that we have not done in the past. I believe we need a committee or task group for media relations. We just had a wonderful conference, but it seems that there was no coverage in the Catholic or secular media. We need members who know how to write press releases that can be sent out to the media. If you have talent in writing please contact Elizabeth Reha, chair of the Communications Commission. Another vision I have is to create a committee to write a history of NACFLM. In the new members handbook there is a short history that is out of date. We began as an association as in 1980, we have thirty years of history that need to be documented. I am looking for members who are willing to work together to write such a history. If you are interested, please contact me. Once again, please keep me in prayer. May the Holy Family Of Nazareth bless you.
Fr. Daniel Ramirez-Portugal