Dan and Bobbi Vaughn, Peter Truax, Msgr. Matthew Odong
By virtue of our baptism we are called to enter into solidarity with our brother and sisters throughout the world. At no time is this solidarity more important than when our brethren in Christ experience suffering and hardship.
We are exhorted to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick, ransom the captive, harbor the harbor-less, and bury the dead. When we make a promise to God, we never know exactly how it will be fulfilled, but God will give us the opportunity.
And so it was for one of our guests when he promised on his deathbed at the age of 18, that if he lived he would someday do something great for him. How could he know that some 30 years later he would begin to make good on that promise by helping a Ugandan Monsignor care for the war-beleaguered people of his country - and in the process encourage a whole lot of people to do the same.