Sister Carole shares the following from her journeys to SCN missions in Botswana.
This first photo was taken in my hotel room inJ’burg, just prior to my departure to Botswana. Wanted to find out the South Africa news.
We, Sr. Vinyana and I,
This is what white ants do to dry sticks. If you kick the pile, the “stuff” comes off like dust. Then gets redone…
I l love the smile on this tailor-shop woman.
This is the energetic Sister Sunila taking care of one of the challenges in her work. Below is the hospice for the dying where Sunila is director.
This is the yard of the Sisters house in Metsmothlhabe ( I know— it’s pronounced Mets moth lah bay) which is a kind of suburb of the capitol, Gaborone (Hab a row nee). It is very hot and dry; each of the two dogs finds shade to survive the intense, humid heat. Note how sandy and dry the ground is. Botswana is going through a severe drought. Water is very scarce. We are creative in the use of this very limited element.
The parish priest is from Viet Nam and teaches local women tailoring skills. He and they have made patters and then all the garments you will see in the next picture. Very impressive work!
This is the Adoration Room inside the local Catholic Church. I really like the traditional huts and the “fire” as the perpetual light.
Cacti grow well here; trees are watered to keep them going. The Sisters are so creative and generous with all they have. They run a hospice, the child care center and another center for underprivileged and disabled children. We’re going to see that center tomorrow.