Chivuna

Chivuna

VISIT TO GARSTANG FRIENDS OF CHIVUNA GROUP – SISTER JUUNZA MWANGANI OF MONZE DIOCESE, ZAMBIA

Sister Juunza is a member of the order of Sisters of the Holy Spirit, based in Monze Diocese, Zambia. She is a bright young nun, educated in Chivuna and now senior hospital administrator in Monze Hospital. Some months ago, on his latest visit to Zambia, Father Jerome Ainsworth met Sister Juunza and invited her to visit the UK. He has a special interest in raising funds for the hospital run by the SHS nuns in Monze.

Father Jerome contacted Doctor Frank Carter, offering to accompany Sister Juunza to Garstang to meet the Friends of Chivuna group and to share a few thoughts. This meeting took place on 23rd June, and was most interesting, enjoyable and fruitful. Sister Juunza described her experiences in her home country and answered questions. She said the success of Chivuna Health Centre will almost certainly lead to its status being raised to that of Hospital, and this has been achieved only through the support of Garstang Friends of Chivuna. She seemed delighted to be visiting Garstang as she remembers hearing at school about the work done by the group.

The afternoon was completed by the unexpected visit of the deanery cyclists, including the Dean, five Deacons and Bishop Paul himself. They stayed for refreshments and general discussion. It was certainly a day to remember.

 

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