Update: Holy Cross Church, Botswana

July 16th, 2010  |  Published in News

On the 3rd Sunday of every month members of the parish’s St. Vincent de Paul Society stand at the doors of the church after all Masses collecting donations for our twinning or sister parish, Holy Cross Church, Botswana.

Here are some photos and correspondence from Botswana updating their progress:

May 18, 2010

Good day,

Our project is very close to completion. I do hope you shall get the pictures soon. Though the remaining funds shall not be able to finish the project completely, we are happy to report that your donations have helped us a lot in achieving our dream. If things go according to plan, we shall launch the place the beginning of next month. We are hoping to get some furniture donations and bedding from members of our church for the two families we have identified so far. I was hoping to send you an update or our quarterly report but felt it will be meaningful if we sent it together with the other report.
May the good Lord bless you now and forever.

Benita

June 8, 2010

Good day,

I hope you are doing well that side of the globe. We are fine this side and I am pleased to inform you that the house was blessed on 30th May, 2010 and we moved the first family in this past Sunday. They are very excited and we are hopeful they will find the place conducive. Moving them was quite hectic and we even forgot to take some pictures. We shall take some pictures this coming weekend and send to you. Of course there are some things that we need to put in place for them and the other family that we hope to move in the next three or four weeks. I was really touched seeing the excitement in their faces. They could not believe their luck to have been chosen as the first occupants of the centre. Though we have other greater plans, this has been a great achievement on our part. And this has been possible because of you as our twinning friends. May the good Lord always bless you in all that you do.

Benita

June 25, 2010

Greetings,

Like I had said in my last correspondence, we already have one family staying in the place and there are some on our waiting list. The place can only accommodate two families at a time. The family that is there consists of a mother, father and 3 children. They have 4 children and one is with foster parents. The other family that we are to consider accommodating unfortunately is a large one. It is a mother and 11 children. We can only be hopeful that they shall live peacefully together with those already in the centre.

Benita