A LETTER FROM GHANA
I write on behalf of my own self, my assistant priest, parishioners of St. Joseph the Worker, faculty and students of the Our Lady of Grace Senior High School, as well as parents to express our profoundest gratitude to you all for the immeasurable love you have shown and continue to show to us over the years. We are very much appreciative of all the sacrifices you have been making to ensure the development and growth of our parish and school. We thank you for your friendship, which is constantly cemented by the visits of OLG Ambassadors who visit us year after year.
We must say that the team of 16 Ambassadors who visited us this year were of a special kind. We were overwhelmed by the amount of love that made the weaknesses in our hospitality almost invisible. We appreciate the fact that year after year, and out of ardent love for the mission of our Savior Jesus Christ, you sacrifice your precious time and the comfort of your homes to visit us and share in our lives. We must say that your visit to us always reignite within us the fires of divine love and make us so proud to belong to this universal family of faith.
The smiles, handshakes, unfamiliar dances you perform, readiness to visit the villages, joy of undertaken service projects like carrying heavy blocks and mortar, and painting our dirty rectory all added up to the joys of this year’s visit. We certainly cannot forget about your sporting prowess in soccer, volleyball and your notorious victory in the USA versus Ghana Tennis Contest. I look forward to retaliating.
We must say that we love to see you come to us, and we look very much forward to your next visit. We want to assure you that we are always ready to welcome you as groups and individuals back home in Ghana. We also thank you for the sporting equipment and other materials. I should personally thank OLG for the gift of this brand new Lenovo laptop, which is going to enhance my life and ministry over here at Mamponteng.
It is our fervent hope that this friendship will endure for the years and decades to come, and prepare us for the common destiny we share in our eternal home in heaven. Once again, thank you all for you do for us and may God bless you abundantly.
Fr. Sylvester Frimpong
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Mamponteng, Ghana
ABOUT OUR SISTER PARISH
St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Ghana and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Edina have enjoyed nearly two decades of a spiritually fruitful sister parish relationship. St. Joseph’s is in Mamponteng and is a large, vibrant parish of almost 1700 people. In addition to the people of St. Joseph’s, the pastor is responsible for the spiritual care of 4 “station” churches:
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mpobi, Kumasi (165 parishioners)
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Ankaase, Kumasi (123 members)
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Ejuratia, Kumasi (110 people)
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Abrade, Kumasi (38)