It’s an e-mail chock full of news. This Catholic missionary is praying for you! The charity of your prayers is seriously needed.
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:57:10 -0700
From: Abba Abraha Baraki – Apostolic Prefecture, Robe-Bale, ETHIOPIA
To: Gregory Lloyd – NCCL
Dear Mr. Gregory Lloyd,
Thank you so much for your kind help and for everything you do for us. I can’t express your kind understanding of human problems. I appreciate your kind gratitude and help.
I apologize because the delay of my answer to you. I am very busy at this time to receive the new apostolic prefect, Fr. Angelo. We are preparing feast for prefect. We have many guests coming for April 29, Sunday 2012. Pray for us that the Holy Spirit may fill the prefecture with His Grace and cause this new prefecture to prosper. But, I know you pray for this holy occasion by your special spirituality life case.
The new prefect promises me to send for holiday. It may be coming in July or August 2012. If I get permission I will visit my beloved benefactors and our charitable kind people in US. This is my great hope and dream. If it is possible and God’s will.
Dear Gregory, about the Mass intention, I can arrange it with my assistant priest. I myself am offering Masses for the intentions. I will send to you what I have offered up to now. Thank you for kind gratitude.
How is Asefa’s transplant progress? Is it going well? Have you succeeded or not yet? You are in a big struggle to safe the life of this young boy. God will show you the fruit of your struggle for life. I believe you will find your holy work rewarded from our beloved Jesus Christ our Lord. This is the real hope. Jesus said, “you who are blessed by my Father come! Come and receive the kingdom which has been prepared for you ever since the creation of the world. I tell you, whenever you did this one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did it me!” ( Mt. 25:34,40 ). This is really the test.
I remember your blessed family and all charitable benefactors in my daily prayers. And I hope your holy prayers are always with me.
Please, give my greeting to all your kind family. God bless you and all your family and your blessed work.
Abba Abraha Baraki