Happy New Year! I hope that the holidays were a blessed time for you . . . a chance to get together with family and old friends. For me, one of the things that seems to make the holidays so special is the time they allow for us to reflect upon the many blessings we have in our lives -- to reflect upon how much we have been given . . . how much we are loved. Perhaps that “Christmas awareness” -- knowing how much we are loved -- is what makes us want to make changes in our lives whenever a New Year begins . . . “resolutions” to make ourselves better human beings!
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The Christmas season is quickly approaching and people have already begun making plans for the holidays. But while these things are nice, Christmas is about much more than giving gifts or having parties. Centuries before the birth of Jesus, the prophet Isaiah foretold that God would send a child who would change the world. He told of a Messiah who would heal those who are sick and raise the dead back to life -- a savior who would show us the depth of love so that we, too, would know how to love more deeply. And if we loved more deepl)2. there would be no more hunger. no more thirst. All will share what they have with those who have nothing. Imagine that!
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If your child asks for bread--will you give them a stone?
When our Lord Jesus spoke these words, He was offering His followers a message of hope . . . telling them that God the Father will care for them as we human beings care for our own children. Now -- as I write this letter to you -- I am hoping we will care for our children as well as God intended us to. Please read on and I will try to explain.
A few days ago, I received a letter from Fr. Bill Moroney -- one of our Missionary of Africa priests now working in Nairobi, Kenya, in East Africa. . . Read More>>
MOA helps drill water wells in Tanzania
Water can be gathered, or as some would say ‘harvested’, from below by digging or drilling boreholes to pump it up. It can also be harvested from above in those places where the groundwater would be too deep or maybe hardly existing.
Mbeya, in the East African country Tanzania is one of the many places where one often collects it from above, by harvesting the rains of the rainy seasons. Read More>>
In Khartoum, MOA Helps Rebuild School
"Dear Father John,
I come to you with the gratitude of the people in St. Stephen Parish for your constant support in our time of need.
In August, after the accidental death of Dr. John Garang, Vice President of the Sudan, sad incidents happened, leading to killings and destruction. Our school in Shigla was burnt ..." Read More>>
AFRICA, A Natural Treasure
Africa is a land of incredible beauty, natural treasure
and unparalleled discovery! Its people - of nearly 60
nations throughout the Continent - are among some of
the most diverse cultures and societies in all the world!
But in the midst of this land of rich heritage and facsinating
beauty - the lives of African people are being torn
apart by war, poverty, hunger, disease and oftentimes
despair . . .
Our Mission: Preach, Teach, Heal and Build
For more than 130 years, the Missionaries
of Africa - a Catholic society of religious men
- have been reaching out to men, women and children
throughout Africa to preach,
Your support will
help our missionaries continue their life saving work
among those suffering from the tragedy that has gripped
the people of this vast continent!
We invite you to learn more about
our mission, our immense and ever-growing accomplishments,
and the tragic challenges that torment the peoples of
this great continent.