Drill Well for Monastery

Project Leader:

Reverend John Hansen

Missionary Plan of Cooperation 2020
Dear Friends,
Jesus be Joy in you! My name is Fr. John Hansen, SMP. I am a member of The Society of Our Mother of Peace and the Major Superior of the Sons of Our Mother of Peace. I write to you concerning a considerably basic need: WATER. I was stationed at our newest Solitude (Monastery), Mary, Cause of Our Joy, in Edo State, Nigeria from August through early December 2019. We have a community of eight Religious Brothers who aspire to the Holy Priesthood, one Religious Brother, and one Priest living at this monastery. It was a real blessing, inspiration, and joy to be with this community dedicated to our way of life. The giftedness of our way of life revolves around three main ingredients for identification and union with Christ: 1.) a contemplative dimension of six hours daily for solitary prayer (communion with God); 2.) an apostolic dimension of outreach to help others to grow in a living relationship with Jesus and His Church; and 3.) by embracing a materially simple life that Christ may be our true Treasure! (May I also mention that we have no set income as a Community but live by donations and, thus, by God’s Providence.) About halfway through my stay, our six-year-old, hand-dug well collapsed. That ended our own supply of water for the community. I have come knocking at your door to place this basic and essential need before you for your consideration and help. Since then the community must pay for water to be brought in by a water truck to fill our water tanks; the price of which has gone up over the months. Our Brothers are doing their best to be sparing in their use of the water during this time. We want to have a more permanent drilled well that will last, God willing, for years to come. The cost for this project is estimated at $10,000 plus another $1000+ to move the water tank stanchion to the highest location on our property. That will allow the water to flow to all our buildings by way of gravity. In whatever way you can assist our community of Religious to once again have their own supply of water, we are deeply grateful and be assured that you and your intentions will be lifted up to the Lord in our prayers and thankful hearts! Yours in our Jesus and Mary, Fr. John Hansen, SMP

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Anthony donated $50.

Anthony donated $50.

Anthony donated $50.

Anthony donated $25.

Anthony donated $20.

Monica donated $50.

What your donation can do!

  • $150 will help buy cement, bricks
  • $250 will help buy filters and rent tools
  • $500 will help buy water tanks
  • $1,000 will help with overall drill project


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Anthony donated $50.

2 months ago
  

Project Leader:

John Hansen
Anthony, So many thanks again for hanging in there with us as support and encouragement! I have asked the Local Superior of our community in Nigeria to send me any news/developments going on there so that I can share them with you and any others who may contribute. They are a community that I feel deeply close to and it was a joy to be with them. I do not remember if I have ever share our website with you before but it would give you a better idea of our way of life as we live it here and abroad: www.marythefont.org Thanks again for being our "Barnabas" member (Acts of the Apostles 4:36)!!God bless you! Fr. John Hansen, SMP

2 months ago

Thank you for letting me help do our Lord’s work. Peace and mercy be with you all!

3 months ago
  

Project Leader:

John Hansen
Thank you for helping us! We deeply appreciate your generosity as we strive to meet a very basic need in our community in Nigeria - water! Of all the possibilities on this MISSIO link, you took notice of our need and we are stand grateful! Your prayers in our regard are our blessing! God bless you as only He can ! Fr. John Hansen, SMP

2 months ago









3 months ago

Anthony donated $50.

3 months ago
  

Project Leader:

John Hansen
Dear Anthony, Praise the Lord! You did it again!! So many thanks for your most generous donation! We have added a few more pictures of our Community at Mary, Cause of Our Joy Solitude to our project on Missio. One of the pictures shows Br. Alexander teaching the children under instruction to join the Faith in the classroom. Another, pictures Br. Michael with the children outside the classroom. A third photo is of Br. Patrick and Br. Dominic in the home of a family sharing the Faith in our door-to-door evangelization work that they do in the village. Finally, the fourth photo is a line up of most of our Brothers at our Solitude there. This puts some faces and scenes on our plea for help regarding their need for a drilled well. Anthony, I cannot thank you enough for your kindness in our regard! I only wish we could multiply you. But know that all we do or suffer (great or what seems so insignificant to human eyes) for love of our Lord and Lady adds up to a super- multiplication of good for souls! Grateful, Fr. John Hansen, SMP

3 months ago

Anthony donated $50.

3 months ago
  

Project Leader:

John Hansen
Dear Anthony, May God bless you as only He can with nothing less than Himself! What can I say? WOW! Thanks for hanging in there with us ! I am speechless! Are you sure that your last name is not "of Padua"?! I will try to get back with you again. In prayer with you, Fr. John, SMP

3 months ago


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