the dawn of this New Year, I come respectfully to greet you and present
you my best wishes. May the peace and the joy of Christmas be with you
during the whole New Year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2003!
you certainly know, named general Councillor for the Africa-Madagascar
Region on September 17, 2002 while I was at Kinshasa, I arrived in Rome
October 23 with a turist visa. I could not get the long stay visa from
the Italian embassy in Congo. Let me extend to each one of you my vote
of thanks for your trust and confidence in me.
my arrival in Rome, the steps have been undertaken to obtain the Italian
Residence permit. I hope to have it by the end of next January. This
document will allow me to be able to organize my trips in Africa and
in the Oblate world, with God's grace. I will have the pleasure to meet
you at home and share the pains and the joys of your Provinces, Delegations
people are helping, training me to the new administrative work. I=m
learning progressively to know the rythm, the secrets and the habits,
to read and to manage some files. There is a lot in several languages.
The English being the language of the present General Admistration,
I have to improve my English by practicing it. Because my present knowledge
is not sufficient. I would like to improve and practice it in an English_speaking
country in Africa. I would benefit from this to know the missionary
life of the Oblates.
we already met ourselves on some occasions but I will be very pleased
to meet you again. I=m very interested by reading your provincial council
minutes and the news very attentively. You could consult my Diary easily
while visiting my site web ( URL: http://membres.lycos.fr/ayaas/agenda.htm
). I put of it some important dates. Thank you for your prayers and
bless and guide you always. Assuring you of my prayer, I remain yours
in Jesus and Marie Immaculate.
Bosco Musumbi, OMI