Sister Julia Shideler
Current Ministry Location: East Timor
Sister Julia entered the Congregation on August 14, 2005. In 2008 Julia was assigned her first overseas mission to Aileu, East Timor, here she ministered to young adults, taught in public and Catholic high schools, and developed curriculums that fostered a culture of peace and raised the consciousness of youth.
Sister Julia continues to educate youth in the mountainous District of Aileu, using English and two official languages: Tetum and Portuguese. She organized small study groups to personally help her students develop their self-esteem and skills for public speaking, translation, essay writing, environmental studies, photography, and health. Since 2011, Sister Julia has helped many students to complete high school and go on to college through scholarship programs.
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