Monday, October 18, 2010


Sr. Oresoa is one of our strategic partners in Nigeria.  She is in the US for a few days this week and visited Nativity yesterday morning.  I had the pleasure of bringing Sister up at Endnotes at the 9:00 and 10:30 Masses to introduce her to our community.  After Mass, we hung around in the lobby.  Many people came up to just say hello, missionaries from past trips stopped to chat, it was a lot of fun.

One of the best moments of the day was when one of our members brought up her son Jimmy to meet Sr. Oresoa.  They exchanged greetings, Mary introduced herself and then said that Jimmy had a question for Sister.  I was intrigued; a question from an adolescent boy who is just meeting a nun from Africa for the first time... this could be, well, who knows what this is going to be.  He sheepishly looked up at her and said, "Hi Sister. How is Daniel?"

Sr. Oresoa was amazed that he knew Daniel and that he had the compassion to ask about him. Daniel is one of the orphans at Anawim Home.  Jimmy had remembered him from last year's Advent Conspiracy when his family spent less on Christmas gifts and instead gave the gift of water to their community in Nigeria.

It was an awesome moment...  And I can't wait for another Advent Conspiracy this year!

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