MSOLA Bunamwaya community (Kampala – Uganda)
Throughout the year Sr Theopista and the prepostulants have participated regularly in praying
the Rosary, the Way of the Cross and in other celebrations and activities in two special plac
in our area : at Namugongo Bunamwaya and Lost City (two disadvantaged areas).
These are the places where people, especially youth, addicted to drugs and alcohol, live with their families. In collaboration with Mr. Richard Yiga, the leader of laity of the subparish, we aimed at
helping them in behavior change. Occasionally one or the other members of the community joined the Group.
Only our presence and listening attitude made those people feel accepted, respected and loved. They were proud of having sisters interested in them and participating in celebrations organized by them.
At one moment, Theopista participated in the organization of a treatment camp for those who
wished to finish with their addictions. It was sponsored by a benefactor and available for free. Theopista served as counselor.
At another moment, a specialist from Serenity Center for addiction treatment came at our request to talk to the people of those communities about the possibilities and ways of fighting the addiction.
At the beginning of January 2019, with the collaboration of the Good Samaritan Ministry, we organized a small Christmas party for disadvantaged children in Namugongo Bunamwaya. The parents and local community contributed as much as they could for the meal and we brought drinks and snacks for them. It was a time of prayer and joyful gathering that helped those children to feel loved and to celebrate together.