June seemed a bit quiet!

by Sr. Elsa Joseph 

Vegetable garden at hope house

The month of June was a quiet month with only a few clients with severe pressure sores, we had to battle with the wounds and it took a while to show some improvements. The fear of COVID 19 is still in the hearts of all the clients, staff and care givers. With the low immune system of the clients who are under our care we had to be very vigilant in admitting clients at the facility. Mr. D came from the hospital with a very deep pressure sore, his condition was very very serious. Another man came in very ill and is recovering now.

We have a vegetable garden which provides fresh vegetables to our clients to add to the balanced diet. This provides a speedy recovery for our clients. Continue reading “June seemed a bit quiet!”

Hope house still supported despite pandemic

by Sr. Elsa Joseph

Honorable Health Minister, Lizzie Nkosi visited Hope house on 24th April 2020 and donated face masks, liquid soap and sanitisers, which we distributed to the staff, patients and minders. She made a tour of Hope house, visited clients, physio department etc and was wonder-struck about the cleanliness, flower and vegetable garden, units, and conducive atmosphere for the speedy recovery of the clients for the first time after becoming the minister of Health. She said now I am relaxed and can return to work after being tensed and worried about the situation around.

The Government deployed Staff Nurse Mr. Mabuza joined duty on 4th April 2020, in the place of a nurse who was transferred to TB hospital Manzini, Mr Mabuza is very committed and very much interested in palliative Nursing care. On 14th April the city council of Manzini, together with Illa pen boy and his team, the PRO Mr. Mathakoza and his team donated Bread and visited hope house . The bread was distributed to all the clients. Continue reading “Hope house still supported despite pandemic”

Journeying together during the coronavirus

By Fr Francis Onyango IMC

For many of us church has been like our second home, a place where we visit for solace when times are hard, a place where we feel free and comfortable to spend time and interact with fellow Christians and sometimes even after service we enjoy to hang around bonding with each other as we nurture our family spirit.

Sunday for many years has been our day of obligation, a day set apart for the worship of God and we naturally wake up geared for church. Then Corona virus came along and our church services were suspended; government placed restriction on gatherings and travels and God’s people were left unsure of what to do. Breaking a long held tradition isn’t always easy and this was one such tradition; waking up on a Sunday morning without a clue of what to do or where to go or how to spend the day was the most boring thing to happen on a Sunday.

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A call to prudence not a sign of faithlessness

by Fr Ncamiso Vilakati

In my past three years here in Rome, never have I seen a quiet, serene eternal city before. Staying right at the heart of the city, habitually until 4am, there is movement of people. When all of a sudden there is unobtrusive and withdrawn noise that itself seems so foreign to me. The Covid-19 pandemic (coronavirus), has brought to a standstill the once glorious Rome. How sad it is when we see from television how subdued Rome has become not withstanding my other beloved city Milan. Continue reading “A call to prudence not a sign of faithlessness”