St Louise Development Centre - Nausori, Fiji

posted Jul 23, 2012, 9:12 PM by MSC Mission Office Australia   [ updated Jul 23, 2012, 9:13 PM ]

On behalf of the Daughters of Charity and the students I write to thank you for the generous

donation received from your MSC Missions Office. We are sure this was an answer to our

prayers because we were very low on funds. And since you were the one to encourage me

to make the application, I can hear St Vincent reminding me about Divine Providence. This

donation will allow the Board members more time to continue to explore ways for raising

funds. They are trying but very difficult for them.


When we received the cheque, I gathered the students together and explained to them how

we are dependent on grants and/or fund-raising to continue to run the Centre. Using your

Mission Outreach Newsletter, they learned about the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and

the many people who make gifts to your Mission appeals. They were interested in the many

projects around the world that you are supporting. They asked me to send their many

“thank you” messages. In the course of the sharing, I asked why do they come to this

Centre and here are some of the answers:


  • I want to learn computer so I can get a job.
  • It will help me with my future.
  • I would not be able to go to the computer centres in Suva because it would be too expensive and because of the bus fares.
  • I would be too scared to go to those big places.
  • I have tried one of those programmes and it was too hard for me.
  • I was sitting at home and now I like coming here to learn.


Once again we wish to thank you for your generosity to us and in return we keep you and

your benefactors in our prayers. May God bless all abundantly.


Yours sincerely

Kathleen Boland

Daughter of Charity