Sunday, December 27, 2009

2009 comes to an END!




The Mission is quiet. Christmas is over, tamales eaten, workers taking days off to be with family. Tomorrow we perform our annual, clinic inventory, and also begin preparations for our New Year meeting on January 4. Despite the violence that has engulfed the country, the end of year seems more peaceful. Our Mission Personell will again celebrate together the beginnning of 2010!

Tonite the young people of the parish are celebrating the end of year in our large meeting room on the MIssion Ground. There is music, games, prayer and food.

Today we cut the ribbon for a project of Libby, Montana in a small, very poor community, Pasin. A group of friends of the Mission, from Libby, donated 3,000. dollars to construct bathrooms for the rural primary school in this very poor community. We hope in 2010 the Rotary of Libby, Montana will improve the water availability also in PASIN. This is a big project for over 300 families that must follow all the guidelines of Rotary International to begin, so we hope it will happen in the first months of 2010. The Clinica Maxe├▒a chose Pasin as recipient of this generous offer as they are perhaps one of our poorest communities that we are priveleged to serve. Very few children have graduated from highschool from this community. This past year less than a dozen finished sixth grade. Many of our malnourished infants also are from Pasin. We also have donated some ONIL stoves to selected families in this community because of the severe poverty.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING POSSIBLE OUR PRESENCE IN GUATEMALA!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
FROM ALL OF US AT OUR MISSION OF THE DIOCESE OF HELENA, MONTANA, we wish you all a Joyous NEW YEAR!!!!

Include Foto of our Mission Team, Sr Mary, Sr Anna, Fr Hazy and myself. At HOME we are SENIOR CITIZENS; here we are distinguished citizens of the THIRD AGE!!!!
Our Volunteer, Alex Woelkers, graduate of Carroll College, and working in Asuncion, Parish Junior, Senior, Highschool is home for Christmas Holidays.

Foto of the Cutting of ribbon of Project in Pasin of Libby, Montana

Foto of DONATION OF ONIL STOVE TO FAMILY IN PASIN.