Dear Fathers and Brothers, Greetings from Malawi team. With a short prayer in our Provincialate chapel, we, Frs. Anantharaj, Sathish Kumar, Arockia Doss, Nelson and Berin, Bros. Marcel, Adaikala Raj and Jerald, began our journey on 28th August at 9:30 am. We reached our community at St. Thomas mount around 5:30 pm, where we were welcomed by the Thomas mount community confreres. Some of our Fathers came to Thomas mount to say good bye to us. We, along with the councilors Frs. Kanikkai Nathan and Santhiyagu took our flight on 29th August at 3:30 am. In Doha, Qatar we had a transit stop and then we landed in Dar Es Salaam at 4 pm (Tanzanian time). We were received by Frs. Soosai Raj, Robert and Clement. From there, we were taken to Mkuza our MSFS community to have tea break. We left Mkuza and reached the East African Provincialate at 10 pm, where we were welcomed by Rev. Fr. Mathew Thazhathukunnel, the Provincial, Fr. Jose, the Provincial Bursar and Fr. Sebastian kuzhupil. Thereafter, we were taken to different missions in Tanzania in order to have some understanding regarding the missions in Africa. Fr. Mathew Thazhathukunnel arranged an Orientation Course for all of us for 2 days (2nd and 3rd of September), animated by Fr. Mathew Thazhathukunnel, Fr Thomas kochuparampil, Fr Sebastian Anaikandathil, Fr Sebastian Kuzhupil and Fr Johnson kallidukil.
Fr Mathew, the Provincial met each one of us individually and gave us the appointments. Since all of us cannot be going to Malawi at present, Frs. Soosai, Anand and Nelson will be going over there, most probably in October 2018. Until then, they will be placed in mission stations in East Africa Province. The other priests in our team will be serving the East Africa Province until we go to Malawi. The Brothers in our team will be sent for theological studies or for regency depending on their stage of formation.
Here below are the appointments:
|Fr. Anand||Mkuza (until October)|
|Fr. Arockia Doss||LIC/Ngurdoto|
|Fr. Berin||SFS VTC Mwakata / later on in Ibihwa, Dodoma|
|Fr. Sathish||SFS junior seminary, Morogoro.|
|Fr. Nelson||Dumila (until October)|
|Bro Marcel||Regency at Junior Seminary, Morogoro|
|Bro Adaikala Raj||Regency in Ipuli|
We sincerely thank the East Africa Provincialate community and other confreres here who take care of us very well. We feel at home here. At this juncture, we thank our Provincial and his council for placing their trust in us. Our sincere thanks are due to the councilors, who accompanied us. We extend our heartfelt came to bid farewell, wished us personally or over the phone prayed for us, and all those who encouraged us in one way or the other. Let’s be united in prayers. God be praised.
Fr. C. Berin