A Few Lines of Gratitude


Jean-Guy-Jim-Robi-add2Thank you Zambia! You have put the fire back into our hearts. You have rejuvenated our spirits. You have given us a sense of well-being. You have affirmed us as Missionaries of Africa as we slowly enter the winter of our lives.
Thank you for your warm welcome.
Thank you especially to all our confrères from the Provincial and his staff to all the young men we met who were on their journey from the novitiate to their respective countries to begin their stage experience.
We were amazed at the changes that have taken place since the 27 years that I’ve been away and Jean Guy’s seven.
Our eyes were wide open at the site of cars, traffic jams, asphalt roads, cell phone, TV dishes, soap, cooking oil, salt, water, cheese, flour, cement, iron sheets, etc. being so plentiful.
We enjoyed all our Zambian friends we met. Their warmth and hospitality is still the same.
During the Communion hymn, which was being sung by the local congregation, Jean Guy shared with me with tears in his eyes “it’s at a moment like this that we realize what we have given up by accepting to do home service.” That says it all.
United in Him. God is good!
Gene and Jean Guy
Link: Visit of Jean-Guy Labrecque and Jean-Claude Robitaille to Zambia and farewell to Jules Roy

2 thoughts on “A Few Lines of Gratitude

  1. John ITARU. M.Afr

    It is amazing and encouraging to read the comments of these two confreres! I must say I am happy to hear that some confreres can be so positive about Africa! It is not common some to hear this positive side of the continent from different writings. Indeed it is good not to generalize for some see things differently. It is encouraging to see that things have changed. I wish them a safe trip back to where they go and happy days for the rest of their life, ministry…. ! 🙂

  2. They are true missionaries, happy in heart and mind, do not forget us, help us to continue your vision and walk side by side to your foot step which you trod long back as missionaries full of zeal.

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