Author Archive for: ‘janiceklein’

Sharing Experiences and Bridging Cultures

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As we wait to leave for the airport, I have mixed feelings. I feel sad to be leaving so many wonderful people here. The Presentation Sisters are incredible, amazing women. It has been a joy to have time to experience and get to know them. Nano must be very proud of all they are accomplishing with the Zambian people. My …

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A Living Gift into the Future

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While in Kaoma this week, we traveled to Kalundu, one of the villages Sister Virginia has been working with. A year or so ago, with the help of donors, Sister Virginia purchased a hammer mill for the village. A hammer mill is very important to a village, as everyone needs to grind their maze to make their main food called …

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Exchanging Cultures

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  We arrived in Kaoma on Saturday after a 5 1/2 hour drive. Sister Virginia McCall shared history and stories about her various projects as Sister Inez, her associate, drove the orphanage van. On arrival, we settled into our chalet guest homes and then went to the Convent for a wonderful chicken dinner prepared by Clement, the cook. On Sunday, we …

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Journeying with Zambian People

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Macrina Wiederkehr writes in her book “Seasons of the Heart”: “To be a pilgrim means to be on the move slowly, to notice your luggage becoming lighter, to be seeking for treasures that do not rust, to be comfortable with your heart’s questions…” We traveled by bus from Livingston to Lusaka…it was an all day trip leaving at 9 and …

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Victoria Falls…a sacred experience

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When I was in elementary school, I remember learning about Victoria Falls. I dreamt of one day visiting there, but really didn’t ever think it would be possible. Victoria Falls was all I imagined and more. The beauty is truly beyond words. As one walks the path toward the Falls through the bushes and trees, one hears the water roaring over …

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Zambian Challenges

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I am certainly enjoying the sounds and tastes of this garden of Zambia. One morning, I awoke to the sounds of children learning the alphabet. There is a preschool and primary school nearby and they were reciting after the teacher. I laid back and listened to what seemed delight in their voices. Children here are eager to learn. In Kalomo, …

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Contribution Presented for Girls’ Hostel

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We arrived in Kalomo on Tuesday and been on the go ever since. Sister Deb lives with Sister Teresa, a nurse from Ireland and Sister Irene, a teacher from Zambia. They have shown us wonderful hospitality! Sister Deb has introduced us to her many projects and people with whom they work. Today we went to the Mwaata High School. The …

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Healthcare and Education

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­We arrived in Kalomo on Tuesday around 7:00, after stopping for a wonderful turkey dinner at Pemba. Sisters Anne, Bernedette and Mary Lucey did the cooking. It was delicious. We had Christmas pudding for dessert. We all purchased gifts from Sister Mary Lucey’s sewing students. We bought her out and she was delighted. We were very tired on Tuesday and today was full as …

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Missionary Trip Begins

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We are at the airport and just made our way through security. Realized that three of our bags met the 50-pound maximum and one was only at 45-pounds. Guess I could have packed one more thing! We are so glad to be this far. Two days ago, as I was falling asleep, I was thinking about my top 10 list of things …

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Greetings from Sister Janice Klein

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In 2008, I had the privilege of visiting my Presentation Sisters in Zambia, Africa. Our Aberdeen Sister Virginia McCall had joined Presentation Sisters who were missioned there from Ireland and India. It was a journey of a lifetime for me. I was deeply touched by the warmth and hospitality of the Zambian people and the dedication and commitment of the …

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