Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Loss of Advent hope

It is a little hard, in the face of the situation in Zimbabwe, proclaiming cosy Advent thoughts about the gathering lights of dawn.

I posted on 9th June and 20th September about the parish we support in rural Matabeleland. Just before Christmas we sent a fourth donation this year of £400 (collected in Botswana to avoid the rapid reduction in value of the Zimbabwe currency) and received these greetings and thanks.

I would like to say thank you for the great gift of money you sent through my son. As we are approaching Christmas Day we will buy some few items for the elderly and orphans as they face the hardest time.

The situation is now too bad and people have lost all the hope they had some months ago that may be the situation will be better. Now people are dying of treatable diseases like cholera which has taken many lives. It is going to be a hard Christmas for many as there is no food and where you get it its unaffordable.

Again, thanks very much for your kindly assistance; without you I donʼt know how we would be surviving. HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.

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