The following is a reflection written by Sempa Don who serves the St. Kizito Foundation “on the ground” in Uganda.
The month of May witnessed our scholars returning back to their homes for first term holiday. I was blessed to visit one of the children’s homes who was a recipient of the Global Solidarity Ministry outreach program coordinated by the St. Kizito Foundation office in Kampala.
It prompted me to think about the Global Solidarity Ministry at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Elyria, Ohio. The Global Solidarity Ministry at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Elyria, Ohio extends the love of Jesus and puts into action his teaching to do good to others by the sending much needed and appreciated donations.
As a way of promoting solidarity in diversity and oneness in Christ the children in return pray for all members of the St. Kizito family who have restored their hope by sharing Christ’s love through their generous giving. The kindness and generosity of people far and near have played a vital role in their lives.
Time and again, I contemplate the amazing love shown by people of Christian goodwill who with compassionate hearts and selfless thinking serve others and welcome strangers – making the Gospel of our Lord come alive to change and bring the world together as one human family rejoicing in the greatness of God, our heavenly Father.
The image posted with this article shows the children at Kankobe Children’s Home receiving food and other items donated from the Global Solidarity Ministry of St. Vincent de Paul. The children and nuns are so grateful for the love extended to them from Elyria, Ohio – they feel connected as one family of God.