Read below NCCL’s e-mail & letter to the Eparch of Adigrat, Ethiopia, asking him to bless and guide NCCL forward in the project to dig wells in the Irob region of his eparchy — the Eastern Catholic name for a “diocese”.
The e-mail accompanying the letter follows:
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: inquiry – calls for help to drill wells to provide fresh water to villagers in Irob Woreda
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 01:36:59
From: Gregory Lloyd – NCCL Executive Director
To: Most Rev Abune Tesfasselassie Medhin – Catholic Eparch of Adigrat ETHIOPIA
Most Rev. Abune Tesfasselassie Medhin
Catholic Eparch of Adigrat
P. O. Box 8 – Adigrat
please be so good as to accept the attached letter with my sincere, humble respect for your paternal love of the faithful of Adigrat, especially those in most need of mercy during the drought in Irob land.
We have learned of the need to drill wells in Irob from fellow Catholics in Ethiopia and in America. For some years the small apostolate which I help to direct has modestly assisted priest-missionaries in Ethiopia with Mass stipends. For a time, we had also collaborated with the charity IRROB.org, to bring educational and humanitarian relief to the Irob people. One of our more recent projects has been to arrange a kidney transplant in Washington D.C. for a young man from Irob, Assefa Hailu Baraki, grandson of Mrs. Hagosa Woldegiorgis of Alitena, 101 year-old Matriarch of the Baraki Family.
Now healthy (thanks be to God), Assefa is assisting us in the current project. Confer, e.g., lookingeast.stblogs.com/?p=1644. Assefa has also asked Mama Hagosa to pray for the success of the project.
We eagerly await your reply to the attached letter.
Sincerely & respectfully in Christ,
Gregory P. Lloyd, M.A.
National Coalition of Clergy & Laity
621 Jordan Circle
Whitehall, PA 18052-7119 USA
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