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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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Visits to East Timor

Getting around the shops at Maliana, Timor Leste

Maliana is situated in the far western region of Timor Leste not far from the Indonesian border. It is reasonably remote being about 3 hours by road from the capital which is Dili. Sections of the road are not trafficable during the wet season. Thus, the shopping experience in Maliana is Continue reading “Getting around the shops at Maliana, Timor Leste”

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Timor Leste post 5 – We visit the Saburai village (Timor Leste Mission visit, December 2016)

Several days after my arrival in Timor Leste, Brother Jimmy with some locals from Maliana, including myself visited the Saburai village. From the very start of the village to the very end is about two hours walk, and much of it is quite steep with Continue reading “Timor Leste post 5 – We visit the Saburai village (Timor Leste Mission visit, December 2016)”

Timor Leste post 4 – The Saburai MOP Christmas event (Timor Leste Mission, 10 December 2016)

It is Saturday 10 December and we are up early before dawn to prepare the food for the Christmas party at Saburai. The MOP brothers visited the Saburai community the week before and invited all. The Saburai community is extremely poor with Continue reading “Timor Leste post 4 – The Saburai MOP Christmas event (Timor Leste Mission, 10 December 2016)”

Timor Leste post 3 – Preparing for the Saburai Christmas event (Timor Leste Mission, December 2016)

The day after I arrived in Maliana the three brothers and I, plus a group of willing volunteers from Maliana traveled to Saburai to set up the tarpaulin covers for the Continue reading “Timor Leste post 3 – Preparing for the Saburai Christmas event (Timor Leste Mission, December 2016)”

Timor Leste 2 – Travelling south from Dili to Maliana (Timor Leste Mission, December 2016)

Last post we updated you on my trip from Brisbane to Dili. This current post shows you my travels from Dili to Maliana. Dili is situated on the northern coast of Timor Leste. The trip to Maliana involves travelling Continue reading “Timor Leste 2 – Travelling south from Dili to Maliana (Timor Leste Mission, December 2016)”

Update from the Timor Leste Mission, Maliana (December 2016)

Blessings from Maliana, reporting on my first time to the new mission in Timor Leste. In early December 2016, I undertook my first visit to the new Timor Leste Missionaries of the Poor mission which is Continue reading “Update from the Timor Leste Mission, Maliana (December 2016)”

First post from the new Mission in Timor Leste – Missionaries of the Poor commence their work in Saburai

The Missionaries of the Poor have recently commenced a new mission in Timor Leste. Three MOP brothers, David, Elmer and Jimmy (Superior) arrived in Timor Leste in August 2015 under the guidance of Br Emmanuel Kagaba, the current Superior of the Flores Mission in Labuan Bajo. Invited by the local Bishop, their role in Timor Leste is to offer Continue reading “First post from the new Mission in Timor Leste – Missionaries of the Poor commence their work in Saburai”

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