“And whosoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, amen I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.” Mt. x:24
“The name of the disciple” in this case is Sr. Bisirat Misgina, of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in Alitena, Ethiopia.
“These little ones” are named and shown in this written request of from Sister.
“Whosoever shall not lose his reward” for giving the cup of cool water in Christ’s Holy Name, is you and me, of course.
The children of the Samerro Catholic School in the town of Dembi Dollo, western Ethiopia, are in desperate need of your charity.
How desperate? The Little Ones beg for a sip of cool water from you, in order to walk to school under the hot sun in their drought-stricken region. Instead of a school building they learn outdoors, in the shade of trees — until they, too dry up in the blazing sun. Many parents cannot even send their children to school for want of a cup of water to strengthen them for the short journey and hours at school.
The Daughters of Charity Community are living up to their name, and give their all, freely, to the children of Dembi Dollo. But they have to pay workers of the local construction crew.
The total quoted amount for construction in Ethiopian Birr (ETB – the national currency) is 337,777.50. The current exchange-equivalent in U.S. dollars is $15,952.10.
Can you pitch in to help, for the love of Christ?
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Please also remember in your charity the Mother of Fr. Eyassu from the same region as the Sisters, and who has long been a close collaborator of theirs, even through the recent wars.
Click here to read Father’s desperate appeal here for simple medical treatments and antibiotics to spare her earthly life.