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

"Blessed is he who considers the poor: the Lord will deliver him on the day of trouble" Psalm 41.1"

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Updates: East Timor

Food parcels for the elderly in Saburai

One of the outreaches that the brothers of MOP Maliana do regularly is delivering of food parcels for the

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Second 2021 Rotary container arrives in Dili 26 January 2022

The second container for 2021 to Timor Leste organised by Rotary arrived in Dili on the 26 January 2022.

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Christmas 2021 in Maliana, Timor Leste

In addition to having a Christmas celebration for the children of the Saburai village, MOP Timor Leste fed and rejoiced with the local children in Maliana, where the brothers currently live in a rented house.

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Christmas 2021 at Saburai village

Despite restrictions with Covid throughout 2021, the MOP mission in Maliana made it a special Christmas for the people of nearby Saburai. Two Christmas events were held, one for the children of the village and another for the elderly.

This post provides a glimpse of the Christmas event where Christ’s love for the many poor children in Saburai is manifested through the actions of the brothers and the generous donors that assist from here in Australia. The generosity of donors here is an integral part of assisting the poor in Timor Leste.

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Container finally arrives in Dili from Brisbane – October 2021

After so many months, the shipping container from Brisbane finally arrived in Dili and was opened on 12 October 2021.

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Surprise assignment: Br Nerlito is now vocation’s officer for the Timor Leste Mission

In late October this year, three brothers were assigned to the Timor Leste mission. One of the brothers you will know well, direct from Jamaica and previously one of the pioneer brothers of the Flores Mission,

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Appeal for Timor Leste – 25 July 2021

This year we have been preparing cartons of supplies to go in a Rotary container to the Maliana mission in Timor Leste.

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Urgent post on flooding in Timor Leste and Flores

It has been several months now since our last post and unfortunately this post urgently reports on the tragic flooding that has occurred in the mountains and in Dili on Timor island, and in Flores over the first week of April.

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An update on Saburai village over the 2020 Christmas period – 10 January 2021

The Christmas period in Saburai and Maliana was joyful, as Covid restrictions had been momentarily lifted, which allowed the distribution of goods from 10 cartons shipped into Dili via a Rotary sponsored container, as reported in posts dated 22 and 27 November. These goods included new clothing and school supplies for the children of Saburai, village wheel chairs (courtesy of Rotary) for the physically challenged in Saburai and Maliana, and blankets (courtesy of QANTAS) for the elderly at Saburai. 

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