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Title: Rafiki - September 2014
Authors: St. Gonzaga Gonza Jesuit Novitiate
Keywords: The gift of one another’s uniqueness
Humility and patience as a result of loving children
My journey to the Novitiate
Nous abattrons la chèvre ensemble
A three day retreat that ended the first probation
The Joy of Searching for God – Psalm 122
More for Christ at Canossa Dispensary
Being a Jesuit novice is a cause of Joy
Issue Date: Sep-2014
Publisher: Arusha: Jesuit Novitiate of Eastern Africa Province, 2014.
Citation: Noel Tumaini, nSJ; Frank Obat, nSJ; Br. Bwesigye Thaddeus, S.J; Frank Obat Augustine, nSJ; Noel Tumaini, nSJ; Sajilo Julius Mark nSJ; ohn Siyumbu, nSJ; Andrea Paul Uduma, nsj; Leo Amani Massawe, SJ; Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ; Augustine Obat, nSJ
Series/Report no.: Rafiki;September 2014
Abstract: On March 3, 2014, in the good company of my two brothers John and Odinga, I was missioned to a one month experiment at St. Joseph Orphan Centre in Kiseriani. The center is under the care of Sr. Mnate and is a home for about 41 children who are orphans, and home-less. The center is 8 km from our novitiate and each day, we rode there on our bicycles. Before leaving the novitiate, we were anxious to know what kind of work we shall do. At the center, we were informed that, we shall assist in teaching the children in class one. Never in my life had I ever dreamt of teaching class one kids, yet there, I was, teaching them mathematics, personality development and sports. At first, the pupils saw me as a stranger and were afraid. When I looked at them, I too was afraid and confused, the backside of my pink polo tee-shirt, was completely wet from my shoulder to the waist with sweat. I could see the children surprised, wondering if any water remained in me. However, with time, I wonderfully bonded with the children and I, was more relaxed....
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