CLARISSAN MISSIONARY SISTERS
SIERRA LEONE.27 December 2016.
Dear Mr. Kanno and all the Members of Walking Together,
One more year is about to finish. A year that was full of expectations, uncertainties, mixed feelings, etc but that at the end has allowed to start in September an academic year back to the normal life.
To prepare notes, to teach, to fill the schools have been the easiest tasks. What has been much more challenging is the re-construction of lives. A good number of our students have found themselves alone overnight, the ghost of ebola still flies close to them, but the new hope they can find in the schools gives them the certainty that the nightmare is over and that life belongs to those that can face it with renewed hope.
This year we could walk along the streets of Lunsar majestically recalling the love of Our Lady of Guadalupe towards her children. At the end we all enjoyed the delicious food that included the meat of two cows!! Thank you for thinking on us. As we continue thanking God for your kindness, for walking along with us as the elder brother that holds the hand of the little one. We pray that the New Year will be filled with blessings. That the good Lord will reward you for your unselfish contribution. It is through you that we experience the Providence of God, and for your care we are thankful.
Next year the schools are for the first time after three years having sports. These competitions bring life not only to our schools but to the town as a whole. To see the children dressed in green, red, blue and yellow cheering at their companions or participating in the competitions, is an experience of the enthusiasm of the one that rejoices with whatever little is presented to them.
On behalf of each and everyone of the Sierra Leoneans that benefit from the feeding program, that receive help to pay their fees, and all the assistance you send to keep our apostolate going I want to wish you a Prosperous 2017. May all the goodness you share with others be reflected in your life as abundant shower of God’s mercies.