Special Thanks to the Students at Mary Immaculate School
In February we were invited by our friend Mrs. Federina Gullano, Principal at Mary Immaculate Catholic School in Pacoima, California, to make a presentation to the school children encouraging them to participate in the annual Lenten Fundraiser.
I was super excited to go out and talk to the kids explaining the three challenges the Church makes to us during the Lenten season: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. It was fun and interactive and at the same time educational. Afterwards I showed them some pictures of Father Swit and his people in Bumai, then I encouraged them to live out their lenten call by praying, fasting, and giving alms for the campaign Building Up Bukoba.
A couple months later I returned to the school to thank the kids for the support and participation in the campaign. I was then presented with a check by Mrs. Gullano on behalf of the school for $582 which the kids had donated themselves!
What a blessing to see them living out their faith and sharing the little they have to benefit kids on the other side of the world. Thanks again Mary Immaculate students. May God bless you for your generosity!