2014 Mission to Angola

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April/May 2014

Dear sisters

Christ our Passover has been sacrificed, alleluia; therefore let us keep the feast with the unleavened bread of purity and truth, Alleluia Alleluia.

1Cor. 5: 7-8.

Mission to Angola

Here I am Lord Send Me

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Sister Maria Ndahafa, MSC

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 10.12.55 AMSister Agnes Kakololo, MSC

Arrived safely in Cuvelai-Angola

On the 15th March 2014, the Namibian Province celebrated the Mission sending of our Sr. Maria Ndahafa and Sr.  Agnes Kakololo, the ceremony was attended by the MSC sisters and the faith full of God as well as the Lay-MSC in Mariental.

They left Namibia to Angola on the 3rd April 2014, Accompanied by sisters Susanna, Letitia and Veronika.

It was a blessed day, and had a very smooth cross over at the border post Oshikango. Upon arrival in Ondjiva we were welcomed by the Bishop of Ondjiva diocese and the OSB-Oshikuku.

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 10.13.34 AMThe same day we proceeded on to the next mission station called Mupa, there the sister of Divine Saviour welcomed us, and everything was prepared for us.
Because of the long distance, and it was already late, we overnight at Mupa mission station.

4th April 20014 after lunch, we proceeded to Cuvelai at the village called Omukolongondjo. The people at the place were ready to welcome us. It was a very joyous encounter. This had been a period of prosperity.

On our arrival at the sister’s house, the representative of the group handed over the keys of the house to Sister Susanna.  then Sister Susanna handed over the Keys of the house to Sisters Maria and Agnes.

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 10.13.19 AMThe house was prepared, the kitchen filled with all the basic needs.

We were asked to sit comfortable and the parish priest welcomed us and expresses his gratitude to the MSC sisters for their generosity to share the personnel with the Angolan nation, also asked the sisters (us) to make ourselves comfortable and to feel at home, immediately each one felt at home. He assured us that the sisters are in good hands and together they will try to spread the love of God.

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 10.13.23 AMAs it is a customs of the people, they are very hospitable and welcoming.  Already the next morning the mother and her daughter Meme Julia Dumingas brought the food to the sisters for physical nourishment. This was a joyous moment for her to welcome the sisters and share with the sisters.

Holy Mass

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 10.13.49 AMSunday 5th April 2014, was the welcoming day by the parishioner, His Excellency Bishop Pio Hipunyati the Bishop of the Ondjiva diocese was the main celebrant assisted by Father Nande Wilson together with brother Taukondjele. Holy Mass was celebrated under a very beautiful tree, because there is no church building.

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 10.13.59 AMIn his homily, the bishop thank the Missionary sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus for their generosity, and encouraged the sisters to share faith with the people and make the Heart of Christ known in Cuvelai and the surrounding areas, and also to the people of God to be steadfast in faith and together with the sisters to trust in God and no turning back.

He continues ensuring the people that one of the good day they will have their own church, do not grow tired, soon they will have priests who will come and work together with the sisters. The sound of music was ringing lauds and all applauded with joy.

After Holy Mass

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 10.14.14 AMWe talk to some of the parishioners and  they expressed their happiness of having the  sisters in their midst,  thanking  God   for He heard their cry , now “we are praying that one day we will have the priests and a place of worship the Church building.”

It was a rainy day and the sky was filled with dark clouds, we needed to go back home to go and bless the house.  The house was blessed and after the blessing, the Parishioner came to bid good bye to the visitors, with a lots of presents, many chickens and a Goat.

Dear sisters, let us continue pray for our sisters in Cuvelai and please let us give them necessary support. Their phone Numbers are:

Sr. Maria Ndahafa: 00244942783881

Sr. Agnes Kakololo: 00244942783984

Final vows

In my last letter I promised you that I will let you know about the date, time and venue of the final profession. The preparation of the three sisters will start from the 1st July and the celebration of their final commitment will take place on the 4th October 2014 at Okatana.

The preparation will be done by:

Sister Cecilia Namatsi Nangombe, MSC -July 2014

Father Julius Katjipa, MSC –August, September 2014

The retreat will be given by Father Benoit, MSC

Let us pray for these young sisters as they are preparing for themselves for total commitment. I thank Sister Cecilia, Father Katjipa, and father Benoit for their willingness to prepare these young sisters. Let us pray that they may receive the necessary guidance from the Holy Spirit.

Sr. Verena Ipakwa

Sister arrived safely at home.  Welcome back sister we are happy to have you back home in our mother land Namibia. Feel safe. Sister Verena is at home on leave with her family.

Pastoral Experience

The following 2nd year Novices are going for their pastoral experience for three month.

They are:

Novice Agatha Uulumbu Gibeon

Novice Lydia Jevelinus Aroab

Novice Johanna Akundungila Mariental

Novice Mechtilde Tomas Mariental

Novice Daria Iikuyu Okatana

Novice Hilalia Hangula Tamariskia

They will commence on the 1st June 2014 till end of August 2014.They are expected to return to Otjiwarongo formation house 1st September 2014. I wish these young women a blessed time and a good experience. Let us pray and support them throughout their journey to religious life.

General Chapter

The General Chapter will take place in Peru.  Sr. Bonifatia will leave Namibia on the 20th May 2014 and Sr. Letitia and I will leave Namibia on the 24th May 2014. We will return on the 6th July 2014.

Sisters we are again asking you to continue pray for all chapter delegates.  I am asking you again to contact Sr. Heinrika in Mariental or Sr. Veronika at Otjiwarongo and M.Mary in Windhoek.

Our next Council meeting will be on the 21-22 July 2014 in Mariental, please sisters we are counting on your prayers.

I wish all of you a blessed time and may our dear Lord take care for each and everyone.

Sr. Susanna Endjala, MSC
Provincial Superior