Thursday, May 31, 2007
I returned Tuesday night from a delightful, four-day stay on the Western Slope. It was wonderful to be with family and enjoy Colorado's beauty.
I've been busy with goodbyes, packing and the many details of making arrangements for my departure. Thank you to everyone who has helped me in doing this. I plan to leave next Wednesday, June 6. My flight will go to Paris via Montreal, Canada. From Paris, I will travel by train to visit the city of Lyon and then spend a couple days with my friends Thérèse and Paul in Annecy before taking the train to Rome on June 11. VOICA formation will begin June 13.
I wanted to let all of you who wrote checks to VOICA, that I am going to carry the checks with me to Rome where they will be deposited. This was what Sr. Pat, the VOICA director, recommended. I'm sorry for the delay and hope it won't upset the balance of your checkbooks. Thank you again for your generosity. Much good can come from your contributions.
I got news yesterday of an offer on my house which should be given to me in writing this afternoon. I pray that all goes smoothly and the house will sell, God willing.
I hope to be in Rome the next time I write.
Peace to all of you,
Monday, May 21, 2007
Thanks to all of you who supported the Books for Congo Kids Fund.
We've raised over $2000 to buy and ship books in French to the schools in Aru, Congo. So far, 192 pounds of new and donated books have been shipped to Congo. Thanks especially to the Denver International School and the Alliance Française de Denver for their contributions of books. In June, sixty pounds of educational magazines in French will be sent and over $1000 that I hope can be used to buy books directly in Congo to avoid shipping costs. Merci beaucoup! Here's a picture of some of the new books.