We send you our most loving and sincere greetings in these days of preparation for Christmas and the hope of a new day with the new born Christ. The African proverb, "A tree is known by its fruit", is evident this Christmas season as we can be certain of God's presence among us through his child, our savior and true example of Love.
After two months of Portuguese classes, we have been relaxing for a few days in Lins after a great tour of Southern Brasil for Brothers Angel and Chris. The Brothers in Brasil treated them to a trip to the amazing Iguaçu Falls as well as visits to the communities in Paraguacu, Campanha, Sao Paulo and Bauru. They were treated to the best Churrasco in all Brasil from our own Brother Chefs, and "Brothers of the Sacred Heart" style hospitality everywhere.
While here in Lins, Brothers Lucas, Angel and Chris met to discuss a few items about our new community life once we arrive in Amatongas, Mozambique. Specifically, we talked about our prayer life together, spiritual items for the chapel from our home communities, and our travel plans. We all now have our plane tickets and will meet again February 2 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Together again, we will then fly on to Beira, Mozambique.
We join the Brothers of the Sacred Heart throughout the world as we pray this Christmas season for our new mission in Mozambique. May our new work produce much fruit because of God's loving presence, courage, and faith in the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
In His Heart
Brothers Lucas, Angel and Chris (for Br. Fabian)