Saturday, July 31, 2010

Visit 27 th. of July

Hot it was the 27 th. of July, Don, Lorenzo and I crossed the boarder bring in used clothing as usual and some hearing aid materials for a center in the north.
Sabah met us and we went directly to bring Sr. Clara home in the Beach Camp as she came from us from Jerusalem. Taking the beach road we went to Khan Yunis where we visited the Culture and Free Thought woman's center which gives out loans to women. Three of their members told about their program for women and answered our questions. They see giving grants as relief work and giving loans as development work. We went away enriched and challenged.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Gaza visit July 6, 7, and 8

Brothers Andres and Lorenzo and I went down for three day arriving at the same time as Cardinal Mc Careick. We joined the men from the parish who welcomed him at the frontier, Sabah met us and we went to the parish where the Cardinal celebrated the ten o'clock Mass. Scouts with bagpipes playing welcome the him. His homily was great, as he encouraged the people in their faith despite the difficulties of life now.
This first day we visited Musaddar School seeing the added rooms on the second floor, which are great. Moh'd told us about the four micro finance programs which are going on there, which interested us greatly. We visited some poor families after and returned to the parish for the evening.