Pastoral Notes 6th December, 2016

Getting things in proportion ……

In his latest letter from Uganda Refugee Settlement, Father Jo writes that they are now hosting 42,000+ refugees.  But he is delighted by kind donations recently arrived.  There are roughly “542 victims to HIV/AIDS as per 2016 screening”.  The funds will help Father Jo a lot “in the struggle against this pandemic among the refugees”.  “Thank you completely a Million times”.  He adds “I keep on being quite busy.  Sometimes busy doing nothing”.  (I doubt that very much!)  But he adds “I have finally got a young curate Father Peter, ordained in August 2016.  I am optimistic ….  He is quite enthusiastic already”.  Now rain has thankfully come after a very long dry spell of many months …. Nature becomes alive again.  Father Jo is always so positive, a great example to us.  Maybe he can have a rest with us next summer 2017, all being well.  Our prayers continue with him …..