“Come and See” Â
It is easy to preach and tell some one who is hungry to believe in God and the way to heaven and Gods kingdom and all and tell him God will provide everything for them. Before “preaching” first give him something to eat and then preach him that this was Gods providence, then he will believe in God.
Act first and preach later.
Last one week I have been taking few days off from work, recuperating myself , recharging the worn out battery system of my physical body and to some extent my spiritual body.
While attending an Adoration service in nearby Carmel Monastery, my spiritual father , Fr Thobias asked me whether anyone can help to make a roof for a lady\’s house in Vizhinjam .
Rosemary is a parttime sweeper in the Carmel church in Vazhuthacadu.
We went and saw her house near the beach not far from the famous beach resorts of Kovalam. It\’s a fishing harbor village. 14 family members live under one leaking roof. It is pitiful and sad.
As a temporary measure, Fr Thobias arranged a tarpaulin over the existing roof underneath many tiles are missing and the wooden support is about to collapse any time. There are no doors or windows; the whole structure is near to collapse.
We took Sunil and Jimmy from the Vincent de Paul to guide and help us as they have good experience in making small houses for the poor.
We first met Fr Davidson, the Parish Priest and got his support and promised to give proper local man power help. He said they are really deserving people and he will co ordinate the efforts we are putting forward.
These people only need a non leaking shelter for all of these 14 people to live, nothing more they want, no complaints, they are hoping, trusting and praying to God some one will come and help them out.
Very prayerful family indeed.
After prayer, they offered us a snacks cake and tea (which I felt something remarkable).
Men go for fishing in sea, but not much catch these daysâ€¦at time nothingâ€¦Sad state of affairs. How they survive, God only knows!!!!
We can\’t do much to avert poverty, but just help a bit. Let us break our Pandora Box at times like this.
Let us pray and hope we can provide a decent roof for their Home.
The address of the Family-
Plavarthukudy, Vengannoor P.O., SinduMatha Church, Vizhinjam.
The following members in Rosemary’s house-
1-Rosemary 47/F took us there-She is a sweeper in Carmel Hill ashram
2-Mary Das 50- Rosemary\’s husband, fishing (Kadal Pani)-but drink alcohol
They have 3 children
3-Aniths 28/F unmarried- mentally ill
4-Anil kumar 26/M- mentally unstable
5-Smitha 23/F married with 10 month old baby
7-Sheen (smitha’s Husband) 26/M- kooli pani
8-Puspalilly 38/F-Rosemarys sister â€“House work
9-Sahayam M/40 â€“Going to fishing
10-lijimol F/13 and 11-Jon brito 12/M studying
12-Mrs Franisca F 69- Rosemary’s mother- sick
13-Avnesia 78 F â€“Fransicsa’s elder sister- very ill
14- Gregory- M/48- Goes for fishing
Can any one help?
Rosemary is only one among many who needs help in poor areas in the outskirt of City. There are more people like her in and around her house who are living miserable life.
We all need your prayer, guidance, and support in any way possible. Any one reading this and feel like helping people like Rosemary-
Jose Alexander (Sunil)-Vincent De Paul Trivandrum- Tel-9447102026
Email: Â [email protected]
Fr.Thobias, Carmel Hill Monastery, Trivandrum- Tel- 9746339997
(Rosemary and her grandchild)
God Bless- Alhumdulilah- Yevarekh Otkha Ha-Shem