Merry and Holy Christmas and Happy New Year, from Sylvain Yaméogo, Edouard Morisson and Edgar Pillet

Merry ChristmasChers amis, Juste pour vous souhaiter à tous une bonne fête de Noël et une heureuse année 2015. Dear friends, Just to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy new year 2015. Sylvain Yaméogo, Missionnaire d’Afrique

To all the members of the SAP and especially the members of the Zambia Sector: I wish you all a Merry and Holy Christmas and Happy New Year. I have been happy to read the last Motomoto, especially to read what happens in Zambia and still happier to hear what concerns the diocese of Chipata. And I want to say thanks to Bernard Udelhoven and the Finger of Thomas for the seminar held in Lumimba Parish during the month of October (They must have sweated a lot!!!) Thanks also to the community of Kalongwezi: I can see that Jo, as a good fellow with good legs, is putting life and true joy in Navutika. I thank also the other members of Kalongwezi community for keeping on working in the Vinyard: Henk, Dave (my tween brother), Jean-Luc and others. I am happy to hear that a Preparatory Center is under construction near Chipata: sign of hope for the future.

As for me, poor exile in Paris, my heart is still in Zambia, as you can guess, though I try to put my heart in the little I do here.

When I pray the rosary, the last decade is always said in Tumbuka or in Nyanja for Zambia. And I am always delighted when I receive news from one or the other confrères still in Zambia.

Chiuta wamutuwiskeni mose…Mulungu akudalitseni inu nonse… God bless you all Edouard Morisson, M.Afr


I hope these few words will find you in a good health. I am always very happy to be able to read the news from SAP and also some news from Zambia through few friends. That help me to keep in contact and help me also in my prayers.

Here in Paris, I means in rue Friant, where I am since almost three years now, I am fine following my heart operation even if there is a few problems, but we do with them and I thank the Lord for all.

Here at rue Friant we have a small Zambian community with our students: Stanislas and Jones and Edouard and myself. Most of our visitors are from West Africa, very few from East.

Even in retirement I am still busy as responsible of the reception at our house. We are three or four cooperating in this work every day from 7 o’clock in the mourning up to 21 hours in the evening and this asked coordination. I am also secretary of the meetings of this community. I have also some other activities as for example the mass in the home for elderly and sick people, or the mass for the surrounding people in our chapel.

Another activity is, every Sunday evening from 17.30 hours to 20.15 hours, we are a small group of about 10 volunteers distributing food to poor people and strangers. Last Sunday we had nearly 400 meals to be given, a very substantial meal. But this start to be difficult for me because it is too long standing serving those people.

My best greeting to all and once more Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and may my prayers be a blessing to you from our Lord.

Père Edgar Pillet, Missionnaire d’Afrique

Cinq ans de mission au Mozambique – Sylvain Yaméogo

sylvain_yameogo 2013Sylvain Yaméogo, 37 ans, est né à Koudougou, au Burkina Faso. Après son ordination en 2007, il a été nommé au Mozambique où il a d’abord travaillé dans la paroisse et sanctuaire “Nossa Senhora de Fátima”, dans l’archidiocèse de Beira. Après la remise de la paroisse au diocèse, il rejoint la propédeutique des Pères Blancs à Beira où il donne un coup de main dans la formation. 
Il poursuit à Friant un master en missiologie à L’ISTR.
 « Je suis venu pour que vous ayez la vie et que vous l’ayez en abondance » Jn 10, 10. C’est cette sentence de Jésus tirée de l’évangile de Jean que j’ai choisie, à mon ordination et cette parole m’a habité depuis mon éveil vocationnel et m’anime encore aujourd’hui: à elle seule, elle résume mon expérience personnelle du Christ ressuscité. Pour moi, il est essentiel que toute mon activité missionnaire atteigne l’homme dans toutes ses dimensions : sociale, culturelle, politique, économique et spirituelle. C’est avec cet idéal au cœur, qu’après mon ordination en 2007, je reçus ma nomination au Mozambique, plus précisément dans la paroisse “Nossa Senhora de Fátima” (Notre Dame de Fatima), à Murraça.
Mes débuts furent difficiles, il me fallait apprendre deux langues en même temps : le portugais et le chisena. 
Dear friends,
I hope you are all doing fine by the grace of God.
Just to wish you a Merry Christmas and happy New year 2014. 
Love, Sylvain

This slideshow requires JavaScript.