Do you remember Maphumulo?

Over the years of communication between friends like you and the Zulu Missions you may recall the first time that you were introduced to Maphumulo and the need for a water pipeline for the community.

The water for the community at Maphumulo has always come from a spring high on a mountain in the area. When the pipeline from the spring to the valley broke down, Mission friends came to the rescue.

Some years later, the priest’s house was in a shocking state of disrepair. Zulu Mission friends again came to the rescue.

On another occasion, two of our Mission supporters, sisters Nora and Margaret O’Connor, decided to give an amount of money as a ‘living will’. Their contribution transformed a derelict building on the Mission into a community centre.

Today, St Philomena’s is an oasis and a refuge for many. Orphans in childheaded households and other vulnerable children come to the Mission every day after school.

The parish committee members and volunteers under the project name of ‘Siyabatanda’ (we love them) help them with homework, life problems, food parcels, and recreational activities.

If it were not for your ongoing support, who knows what state this Mission would be in these days, and how the people in the community would be suffering even more.

God bless you for always being so generous in your giving.

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Good day,
In the 1940s and 1950s we lived in Maphumulo where my father J.O. Christie owned the trading store, the bakery and the Stanger-Maphumulo bus service.
My first schooling was at a Catholic mission a few miles from Maphumulo ( not the Lutheran mission at Umphumulo, by the way).
The mission at that stage was run by an American Catholic priest.
Can anyone tell me the name of the mission and maybe send me a photo or two, please.
John Olpherts Christie

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