Father L building a new
mission station in the heart of Africa. l-lic letters give a vivid picture of his life. One week it is: "I have turned amateur surveyor and made a plan of the mission." The next: "The work has been the monotonous one of stumping and clearing the various building sites.There are 200,000 mud bricks to be made. Then : "1 spent a good deal of time on top of a large rock drilling holy:, to anchor the base of our water tank," Someone was found to help prepare food : "When 1 was cooking for myself, I was often too tired or too hot to eat properly." And — not con nected with the shove! "Mv small stock of medicine and smaller medical knowledge are much in demand.
The truth is that he, needs help. And there is no-one to spare. Every priest, every brother. on the Missions is worth his weight in gold. If only there were more.
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