Upon leaving Zambia for home service – Mike Merizzi


Michel-Merizzi 2014Upon leaving Zambia for home service, I would like to express my thanks for the many happy years spent in Zambia. First of all to my Lord and Savior who has always given me the graces that I needed to face the many challenges which I met during my various assignments. I wish to thank all my confreres, young and old, for their support and cooperation throughout those years. I also was able to express my gratitude to the local Church communities for their faith and commitment. In recent months I have felt being evangelized by the poor.
It is time for me to bid farewell to all. Past generations of Missionaries of Africa expected to die and to be buried in Africa; and many of them did so. My own generation has come to terms with the fact being laid to rest in Zambian soil, is no longer a right but a privilege.
The French say “partir c’est mourir”. Others may say with Shakespeare “parting is such sweet sorrow”.  I leave Zambia with a grateful heart. Shalenipo Umutende. United in prayer.
Mike Merizzi, M.Afr

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