Archdiocese of Bulawayo
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
Entrusted to the Missionary Oblates of
Mary Immaculate, Zimbabwe
P.O. Box AC 126 Tel: + 263 9 231192
Ascot, Bulawayo + 263 9 63590
Zimbabwe email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Members of the Dragon Hunters
Re: Warmest thanksgiving and gratitude from the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes
I greet you all with so much thanksgiving from the people of Zimbabwe and especially the children from St Luke’s Mission. We have been informed of the tremendous hard work you put into raising funds for the orphaned children at St Luke’s Mission. We truly appreciate the kindness you have shown them.
As a Parish, we will be hosting a Children’s Christmas Party for over 450 children from St Luke’s Mission on the 23rd of December 2013. The vast majority of these children are orphaned and struggle with the basic necessities of life. We have chosen once again this year to promote the ‘love for education and learning’ amongst the children at St Luke’s.
We have used the motto ‘EDUCATION FOR LIFE’, as the key driving ‘name’ to encourage this process. If we give a child education, then we give them an opportunity to work their way out of poverty– if you give a child a fish each day, you will have to feed that child forever. But if you teach the child to fish, the child will learn to feed himself. This is the rationale of our help towards the poor– give them dignity through education.
Thank you once again for the generous support of Euro 237.00 which will be used for the Education for Life Project at St Luke’s. Please be assured that we will send you photographs of the event which is to be held later this year.
May God bless you all for your kindness and generosity.
With warmest affection and thanksgiving.
In Jesus Christ and Mary Immaculate
Rev. Fr Charles Rensburg, OMI
Parish Priest, Our Lady of Lourdes
17 October 2013