A moving Advent party with all the frills
Festive and creative. Honour and respect for six members of staff about to leave Diospi Suyana. The hope that the Ancient of Days will be our friends’ companion throughout their lives stood over everything. Social worker Debora Centner, operational-technical-assistant Mechthild Pochert, teacher Helene Friesen, Dr Patricia Almeida de la Cruz and last but by no means least Udo and Barbara Klemenz have all contributed to Diospi Suyana’s history.
The advent setting reminded all of us once again that God has not forgotten us. He will ensure that we will get new members of staff both for the hospital and the school. In the western world many people have actively distanced themselves from or actively criticise any sort of piousness, but one thing is sure: during their time in Curahuasi these six volunteers made great personal sacrifices by helping people in need as an expression of their faith in God. Following Jesus is not just a buzz word, but is radically practical and extends right into one’s private bank account.
That is the only way the Christian Faith can convince in a secular world./KDJ