A Note from Father Expedit
Greetings to you all! It has been awhile since I sent you a message but you are in my prayers. Congratulations to all those who have been blessed in one way or another and condolences to those who have lost loved ones.
Thank you for your letters, cards and e-mails to me and special thanks for the donations in support of the work we do here in Uganda. Allow me to send special thanks to the young people of St. Thomas Aquinas Rising Teens (S.T.A.R.T.) and their animator, MaryAnne for the donation of $770. This donation enabled one of our high schools to buy a public address system which we use in our liturgical functions. I also thank the other group led by Mrs. Carmen de Jesús and all the individual donors who have supported me with their gifts. Thank you for all your sacrifices.
With regard to the health clinic project, we have decided to change the project into an elementary school. We have reached this decision with my community and my Bishop after realizing that our government is choosing a location that takes this project from my community for which it was granted in the first place. The clinic has to be approved by the government because in the long run we would need their support to get the medications for the clinic. In our case, the government would not approve us unless we agreed with their location, which would be out of my community!
We have therefore decided to use your donations to build an elementary school, which is also one of the needs of my community. This does not require the approval of the government.
Because of the limited funds we have in our account at the present time, ($16,000), we have decided to begin with the construction of three classrooms and an office. We will extend the building as more funds become available. The entire school of seven classrooms and an office would require $40,000. I will keep you updated as we go along.
God bless you!
Fr. Expedit Sserunjogi
St. Mbaaga’s Seminary Ggaba
P.O. Box 4165
Kampala – Uganda
e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org