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Mission for the Poor: Serving the people of Flores and Timor Leste

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Thank you Rotary – eight cartons safely delivered to the Saburai Mission, Timor Leste (June 2019)

We had a major win this year as we managed to get eight cartons transported via a container by ship from Brisbane to Dili, thanks to the good people of Rotary Organisation. Brother Elmer from the mission at Saburai (including Maliana) offers free clinic services, including first aid and basic dental treatment. Thus, in a region such as Timor Leste, the clinic’s needs are great as access to medical supplies and medical treatment is very restricted. In addition to the medical supplies that were sent we included new school stationary, new school sports uniforms, toiletry and dental supplies, and religious items such as rosaries and prayer cards.

We are so grateful to our team of parishioners from our parish (Holy Family Catholic Parish, Indooroopilly) who in-kind supplied some of the contents and so much of their time in packing the eight cartons. In addition, in-kind donations were supplied by other parishioners and friends, Tully State High in northern Queensland, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Kangaroo Point and Greenslopes Private Hospital and hand-made rosaries were made and donated by the Boonah Rosary Group and parishioners from Holy Family Parish. We thank all these generous donors for their contributions.

Lastly, but not least we wholeheartedly thank the generosity of Bren Milson through the Rotary Organisation and Clubs in Queensland and the Rotary representative in Dili to enable us to send, via their shipment of a cargo container, these eight cartons of supplies to the brothers of the Saburai Mission, to assist their work with the many poor of these communities in Timor Leste. In addition, 21 village wheel chairs were supplied by Rotary and these were delivered by the brothers to the disabled in Maliana, Memo and Saburai.

Overall it was a group effort told through the photos on this post from the initial packing of the boxes through to their eventual arrival and unpacking in Maliana.

A lot more to report on so we will see you next time…!!!!

With every blessing

 

Trevor and Tina

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Ready for packing

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We start –  including data basing all contents

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School uniforms – Tully State High School

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Sports shorts to match

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A few towels also went

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Some children’s thongs to wear to school

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Children’s supplement

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All finished

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Loaded in the car and ready to go

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At the container at the Rotary yard

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With Bren Milson

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Packing finished

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Closed and ready for shipping

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Arrived in Dili Port

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Brother Francis Tirkey (Mission Superior) is pleased to see the arrival of the cartons

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The larger boxes were village wheelchairs, 21 in all (donated by Rotary)

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Ready to go

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With Br Elmer

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With Bren at Dili port

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Final photo time

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In Maliana unpacking

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Food parcel – a welcome gift (November 2018)

During the last visit to Timor Leste, Trevor spent the day visiting 100 of the Continue reading “Food parcel – a welcome gift (November 2018)”

Group mission visit to Missionaries of the Poor, Labuan Bajo, Flores scheduled for late June 2019 ‘ON MISSION’ (post 15 March 2019)

The group mission visit coordinator, Louis Lamuri, is planning a group pilgrimage to the Labuan Bajo mission over the dates, 24 June to 4 July 2019. If you haven’t been Continue reading “Group mission visit to Missionaries of the Poor, Labuan Bajo, Flores scheduled for late June 2019 ‘ON MISSION’ (post 15 March 2019)”

10 March 2019 – An update on the Apostolate at the Labuan Bajo, Flores Mission and we sadly farewell Jo, a beautiful young resident of the Apostolate

It has been some time since we gave an update on the MOP Apostolate at the monastery. There are currently Continue reading “10 March 2019 – An update on the Apostolate at the Labuan Bajo, Flores Mission and we sadly farewell Jo, a beautiful young resident of the Apostolate”

The gift of a Cross: Timor Leste, November 2018

Prior to Trevor’s arrival in Timor Leste in November 2018, we organised some small wooden crosses to Continue reading “The gift of a Cross: Timor Leste, November 2018”

A new chapel for the monastery in Labuan Bajo, Flores – 7 December 2018

After much waiting by MOP Indonesia, a new chapel was built in 2018 and Continue reading “A new chapel for the monastery in Labuan Bajo, Flores – 7 December 2018”

Food, gifts and rain – An early Christmas for the Saburai children, Timor Leste (November 2018)

Trevor just returned from Timor Leste after spending a week with the brothers in Maliana visiting Continue reading “Food, gifts and rain – An early Christmas for the Saburai children, Timor Leste (November 2018)”

Monstrance arrives home in Labuan Bajo, Flores – 7 December 2018

You may recall the sad news from March of this year of the tragic Continue reading “Monstrance arrives home in Labuan Bajo, Flores – 7 December 2018”

Remember Br Emmanuel Kagaba? What is he up to? (November 2018 post)

For those who have been following the Flores Mission since its beginning in June 2010, you would know Br Emmanuel Kagaba Continue reading “Remember Br Emmanuel Kagaba? What is he up to? (November 2018 post)”

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