Letter from Malawi: 16 marriages and 11 baptisms

Father Steven Ochieng of the missionary community of St Paul the Apostle in Benga, Malawi recently wrote:

Even if it is now a dry season and despite the setback due to Covid-19, this weekend has been a blessing! Yesterday we celebrated 16 weddings in Chikowa and it was full of pomp and joy. Today in Mthasewe we celebrated 11 baptisms and confirmations.

Reading the gospel could not have been more appropriate to the invitation to the Kingdom of God as a wedding feast. A kingdom open to all and a Kingdom where God never tires of inviting us, even going off the sides of the road to look for the good and the bad.

The newly baptized were all dressed in white, a sign that they were wearing their wedding garments. May we continue to transmit the joy of the holiday by purifying our hearts especially in this time of Covid-19 through the acceptance of others and generosity.

May you have a blessed week ahead

Father Steven Ochieng MCSPA

The mission is supported by New Ways – a UK-based charity run entirely by volunteers in several London parishes. If you would like to support their work, check out: www.justgiving.com/campaign/feedchildrenofturkana

Key words: Turkana, Chikowa, Mthasewe, Covid-19, MCSPA, New Paths

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