The priority for this visit was to transport dental supplies (tooth pastes and brushes) and kitchen items from Australia to the mission. In addition to this we made our regular shopping visits to supermarkets in Labuan Bajo to stock up the larder of the monastery. Rice and sugar were also purchased. Dental supplies are provided on an on-going basis to the children of the English class (normally about 80 children), the brothers at the monastery and to local residents as part of the mission’s outreach programs. Preparations are also being made to finalise the building of an apostolate facility on the property for long-term care of the disabled and elderly of the community. For this mission visit we say special thanks to our generous donors: the bulk of the dental supplies were kindly provided by Smile Team Orthodontics, Wollongong NSW and the staff of the Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital, Brisbane Qld. In addition we thank our loyal supporters for the provision of funds which assisted in the purchase of our supermarket supplies.
This website is our personal journal dedicated to the brothers of the Missionaries of the Poor in Flores and Timor Leste who established missions in Labuan Bajo, Flores in 2010 and in Saburai, Timor Leste in 2015. The website aims to show Labuan Bajo and Saburai and their people, and the brothers’ work and mission in assisting the many impoverished people of Flores and Timor Leste.