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Helping others at Christmas

Posted by Spalding Hurst

December 26, 2018

The Vincent de Paul Family of Metsimotlhabe, Botswana, celebrated Christmas with a large family of 15 economically-poor members who live in a remote area where there is no electricity or water. Sister Vinaya and SCN Associates are members of the Vincent de Paul Family in Metsimotlhabe. It was the SCNAs of Metsimotlhabe who formed the Vincent de Paul group in Metsimotlhabe Parish.

The group reaches out to six poor families providing food and supplies every month. This year they got a small donation and decided to celebrate Christmas with this family. The family has eight orphan siblings and seven children. Of the 15 members, 11 of them are below 15 years. Vincent de Paul members purchased food supplies for the family. The party meal included chicken, fried potato chips, soft drinks, fruit juice, and sweets. There was a great joy as they all sat under the tree and shared the festive meal.


  1. Rosemarie Kirwan

    You SCNAs continue to inspire me in the ways you reach out to those in need. Thank you for your generosity. May rich blessings be yours in the coming year.

  2. Mary Anne Burkardt

    What a beautiful way of ‘birthing the Christ Child’ with the love and joy given to this family! Thanks to you all…and thanks for sharing it with us!

  3. Dot Jackson

    Vanaya and Associates, it was great to see how we can be present to and with members of the Family of God who struggle each day.
    Know that all of you are in my prayers. Dot Jackson

  4. Louise Smith

    What a great Christmas you offered to the little ones!!! Have a peace filled New year!

  5. Maria Brocato

    What a special way to celebrate Christmas!


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