Recycling Crackers Containers

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Recycling is a very common term in matters protection and conservation of the environment. However, many tend to think that recycling is a big thing that requires a lot of resurces and establishments. This myth is dimistified by the simple things that simple people do, in their small ways to make use of such wastes like crackers’ containers.

The crackers’ container is firm and durable but many may think that it does not have any other use after its content has been emptied. Our confrere Fr. Leon Ipoma, the Parish Priest of Soweto Catholic Parish in Nairobi knows otherwise. He has discovered how to make use of these containers. He has turned a small corner of his kitchen into a small candle manufucturing plant, using the empty crackers’ containers.

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With  a string tied on the two windows on either side of the corner, he drops the candle threads into a few empty crackers’ containers and pours melted candle wax in them. In les than half an hour he is back to harvest the already solid candles. This idea surprised me and I am now working on a project with the youth in my parish to start a candle manufucturing plant, especially for the pupple advent and lenten seasons’ candles.

JamboKenTan would like to congratulate Fr. Leon for his innovative idea and for generously sharing it with us. Fr. Leon asked me to publish about it so that many others can learn.

Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD

A Rainy Thanksgiving

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This weekend was full of thanksgiving, dance and songs for the people of St. Paul Parish, Mbaga in Siaya. It was a homecoming of Fr. Alex Omondi, SVD, who was ordained one week ago.

 

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Despite the rains that have been pouring throughout the last three weeks, the celebrationgs were not detarred. The Friends of SVD led the procession of the Word of God in Style.

We want to cogratulate Fr. Alex and the people of Mbaga as they continue to experience the blessings of God through their son.

 

Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD

The Greatest Gift

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The greatest Gift that God gives to his people is that of a good Priest. A caring and a servant priest who understands his missions and leads his people to experience the love and compassion of God. These are paraphrased word of His Lordship Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe of Kakamega Diocese, during the ordination of Fr. Alex Omondi, SVD, together with 6 other priests and 2 deacons from the Congregation of the missions.

 

The solemn celebration took place at De Paul Center in Langata Nairobi on Saturday 26/05/27. Fr. Alex becomes the 15th Kenyan priest to be ordained since the SVD started accepting local vocations in the early mid 1990s.

 

Fr. Alex has been sent to serve as a missionary in Germany. We thank the Lord for this great gift to his Church and we pray for Fr. Alex that he ma find happiness in serving in the vineyard of the Lord. Hongera sana Baba Alex.

Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD

You are a Priest Forever

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PRIESTLY ORDINATION OF REV. ALEX OWINO OMONDI BY HIS LORDSHIP RT. REV JOSEPH OBANYI (Catholic Bishop of Kakamega) on 26th May, 2018 at De paul centre, Karen Nairobi.

Rev Alex Owino Omondi is the son of Mr and Mrs Michael Owino. He was born in Mbaga, Siaya. He began aspiring to be a missionary in the year 2007, with one year of pre-postulancy period in soweto- Kayole.

In the year 2008 Deacon Alex began his philosophical studies at Consolata Institute of Philosophy and graduated in 2011. He entered the SVD novitiate at Nkwatia – Kwahu Ghana in 2011, professing his first vows on July 8, 2012.

He came back to Kenya and began his Theological studies at Tangaza University College School of Theology Nairobi from 2012 to 2014. Subsequently, he went to Germany for Oversees Training Program(OTP). Returning in 2016, He continued theological studies and completed his basic formation with profession of final vows on August 5, 2017.

In 13th october 2017 Alex was ordained Deacon at Sts Joachim and Ann Parish Soweto, Nairobi by His Lordship RT. Rev David Kamau (Diocese of Nairobi). He has been serving at the same parish(Sts Joachim and Ann soweto) until is priestly ordination. He is appointed to Germany for his first mission.

As a young man he likes reading, listening to gospel and inspirational music as well as playing and watching football and volleyball.

Bible verse he cherishes: PHILIPPIANS 4:11-13.”For i have learned to be content whatever the circumstance.”

Dec.  Osei Asante,  SVD

The Mission Need to Go on

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As Jesus was preparing to ascend to his Father, he made his disciples understand that he intended that the mission which he had began with them, should continue even after he had left.  Thus he commanded them to go to all the ends of the earth making disciples  for him (Mt.  28:19-20).

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But St.  Paul poses a very important question: ‘How can they know Christ unless someone preaches to them?’ (Rm.  10:14-15).

It is in realization of this mandate to collaborate in his mission that we must always find more young men willing to follow in the footsteps of the the disciples in the mission of Christ because there is still more to be done for the world to really know Christ.

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Today the 22/05/2015 the vocation office in Arusha district led by the director Fr. Norman Labutan,  held a “Come and See” program for our young aspirants. Three of them are from our own Epiphany Parish in Burka. The other two came from outside Arusha. One of them indeed came to know us through this platform.

The program included showcasing of our SVD charism, Missions in Kenya and Tanzania and particularly the different apostolate that define us as SVDs.

We congratulate the aspirants for this initial step and all the confreres in Arusha for facilitating the program.

Fr.  Lawrence Muthee,  SVD