Christmas in Africa

(Pastor’s Note from the Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish Bulletin for December 27, 2015)

Fr. Desire Salako sent me Christmas greetings from Liberia with the good news that, with the money we gave him as a parish gift they have been able to get their solar-powered generator and are also digging their well.  I am happy to share with you Fr. Salako’s message and photographs of these two projects.  We are still holding the money for his parish truck until he gives us the “okay” to send it.

Fr. Higgins
(Fr. Higgins)

Bonjour, Pere:

I received on Monday the money for the solar and the well.  I have just finish to install the solar.  It is working under the sun of Africa.  Thanks!  May God bless you!

We are working hard to dig the well.  By the grace of God, at Christmas, water will flow.  You offer me water, may God’s blessing be poured out on you.  Merry Christmas to you and the entire community of Immaculate.  I miss the community.  Thanks!

We closed in the Seminary-College yesterday.  I will start the pastoral of Christmas by the visit of my outstations.  Here the weather is dry with dust.  It is what we call Harmattan.  The weather announces in Africa Christmas.  There is joy on the faces of people.  Here too, we are waiting for our Lord: the same in Newton and here in Liberia.

Fr. Desire Salako, SMA