Hello dear sisters!
I come to share with you in a few lines, our joy of “moving towards”…Manga, on Sunday December 6 when we visited our aspirants.
We, Julienne Bouda and Hélène Kavula, left for the Diocese of Manga, to meet our three aspirants. As they came from different villages located more or less at a distance of 8 km from the parish, we asked them to meet us in Basgana. A catechist there was also celebrating the Word of God.
When we arrived, the celebration had already started so we went to the chapel to pray with the Christians. I participated in this prayer because everything was in the Moré language. At the end of the prayer, the catechist invited us to introduce ourselves. Each of us stepped forward and said which mission she was in.
Then, we took the opportunity to present the Congregation and invite the young people who felt interested in our charism and our spirituality, to join our three aspirants for a meeting. Many young girls and boys attended. We were touched by their openness and simplicity. They asked many questions. The girls expressed their desire to know the Congregation and asked to have such meetings regularly.
For our part, we encouraged them to study well and participate in the life of their community. We distributed many leaflets. We also invited them to our next camp. Towards the end of the meeting, we again asked those who were interested to give us their names and contact details. This is how five other young women introduced themselves, in addition to the three aspirants we already knew.
Everything went well and we thanked God for the warm welcome of Christians and the presence of young people who made the meeting come alive.