It was on this Wednesday 01st July 2015 early in the morning (6.30 AM) that boys and the whole community of Don Bosco CALM started celebrating the Harvest Day. The event began with the Eucharist presided over by the Rector of the house, Fr. Jean Marie Mushibwe with Fr. Elie Nyandwi as co-celebrant. All boys and social workers were present. The Priest celebrant of the Eucharist preached from the Gospel according to Luke 17: 11-19 whereby Jesus healed ten lepers and only one Samaritan returned back to thank him. Thus, our Don Bosco CALM community has got a lot of healing, blessing and providence from God. In a special way, the fertile land and good season rhythmed by rain a sunshine gave us a bumper crop to feed our children.
This season, the Don Bosco CALM community has harvested beans, vegetables, cabbages and maize. It is in this context that boys before eating the fruits of their labor, have first thanked the Lord for these crops harvested with Joy. This Joy was seen during offertory song, when some boys selected to present fruits of their sweat, were dancing in procession holding different crops in their hands. Their lunch and their supper were garnished by cooked maize. We can hear many children praying in these terms: “Thank you dear Lord for giving us the fruits of the earth to strengthen our bodies and souls.” In addition, this harvest event will be culminated by the séance of rosting and eating maize the whole afternoon this coming Saturday. Boys are waiting impatiently for this date Saturday, 4th July. Don Bosco CALM is inviting all the stakeholders to join us in eating and celebrating the fruits of our hard work. Those who have no teeth, please don’t fear to come, posho and porridge made from maize will be available. Welcome to Don Bosco CALM to share Our Harvest for our Don Bosco CALM’s Motto is: “In Don Bosco, we Share”.
Dear friends- while we are enjoying to the full the fruits of our bountiful harvest let us not forget Mr. Henri Bukenya the schemer behind the agricultural project. He put in all his energy, zeal and zest to make the land productive. Unfortunately, he is in bed none too well, now for a month and more. He needs our prayers. Thank you