From February 16 to March 10, 2021, Sr. Alina Furczyk, General Assistant, and Sr. Speranza Grzebielec, General Councilor, were in Ghana.
The Sisters visited all of our homes: in Chiraa, Sunyani and Yamfo, and both of our schools, in order to better understand the conditions and the environment in which the Sisters live and serve. During this time, in each community, the Sisters shared the Word of God and led a meeting about our charism. They also participated in the life of the communities and visited the parishes and institutions with which the Sisters are associated. They also had the opportunity to visit the poorest families with whom our Sisters work. Sr. Alina and Sr. Speranza participated in the meeting of Polish missionaries working in Ghana, which was also attended by the Apostolic Nuncio, Fr. Bishop Henryk Jagodziński. They also met with the bishops of the Sunyani and Goaso dioceses where the Sisters work. Sisters also visited the novitiate of the Sister Servants of the Holy Spirit, a school run by a local Congregation and the huge Salesian school in Teme to see how other missionaries work within this reality and to understand more about the specificity of this culture.
At the end of their stay in Ghana, the Sisters also met with the Superiors of the communities, and then with all the Sisters. It was a very moving meeting where the Sisters shared the experiences of their missionary life and their understanding of the mission and their place in it. They also tried to talk about the challenges and the future of the mission in Ghana. The Postulants also shared how they see the role and mission of our Congregation in this Church.
It was a remarkably rich and beautiful time. It is our great joy that our mission in Ghana is growing and bearing such beautiful fruit.