Dear Associates, Friends and supporters of the Community of the Sisters of Melanesia
Greetings from the Sisters, Novices, Chaplain, staff and families. We have a few updates to inform you of with regards to the mission and ministry, life and service here for year 2020.
The Community of the Sisters of Melanesia continues with its mission through sisters posted in the respective households with our outreach mission programme. Missions have been undertaken to visit elderly ones, fellowship prayer with youths, Sunday School teaching programmes and other mission outreach with Associates and other organizations.
This year we have 62 novices in training and 5 staff teaching. We have continued to increase our novice numbers. Alongside biblical courses, Novices undergo training in home skills such as, cooking and floral arts. We acknowledge the support of two supporters Pru and Vivian for funding the course undertaken by Flory to obtain sufficient knowledge to support our Novices in Training.
This year as stated in my 2019 end of year report, three sisters continue to do their Theological studies, one in Tasia Manwadrakol College in Ysabel and the other two at St Nicolas Distance flexible learning (BPTC Extension).
The CSM General Conference was held on Monday 14th September and the Associates Conference on Wednesday 16th September. The General Conference programs ended on 18th September 2020. On the 17th September 2020, the official members of the CSM have elected Sr. Annie Alaha as Head Sister and Sr. Alice Wale as Assistant Head Sister. Keep praying for them in their leadership for this Community.
The Community of the Sisters of Melanesia is looking forward to celebrating the Feast of St. Stephen Taroniara and The Martyrs of Melanesia on the 27th September 2020. Pray for our 9 Senior Novices who will be admitted as simple profess Sisters.
The Chapel Project now holds a balance of $499,547.12 SBD. The carpenters work on bricks will continue. Producing more than 1000 bricks before the major work of the chapel begins, and before the demolition of the existing chapel takes place.
I would like to sincerely thank you all for your continuous encouragement and financial support rendered to the Community since December.
We will continue to work alongside you through our mission and ministry for the kingdom of God here on earth.
God bless UK Associates, Supporters and Friends and God bless The Community of the Sisters of Melanesia.
Flory, Community of the Sisters of Melanesia