(Efren/Flor Aguirre, CFCFFL Missionaries in Ghana)
Pictures taken on the 8th National Congress of the Sacred Heart of Jesus..wonderful experience… Ghana was Consecrated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary..in our hearts,we consecrated also the Philippines!!!!!
God has given us the opportunity to interact with the Bishops, Clergy, Religious and different nationalities.. God has given us the courage to talk to them, especially the Bishops and make them aware of the existence of CFCFFL in Ghana..
The Archbishop of Cape Coast and Bishop of Techiman.
Cardinal Turkson said ” I am a Filipino also, my Bishop (spiritual director) is a Fil.” as if he’s teasing us!!!!
Bishop of Damongo, akala ng marami, magkapatid sila ni Flor.. Same face… fat…. and …short !!!! sabi ni Flor, tatlo na kami!!!! ang isa pa si Bp Lodonu, fat and short daw si Flor kamukha nya!!!!
Bishop of Koforidua, said in his welcome address,”Koforidua is a city of flowers”. Flor was very happy when she heard that..she can buy a lot of seedlings to plant in Madonna House garden. After the session, on our way back to the Pastoral Center, Flor was looking around and she can’t see any flowers.. she asked the Bp of Koforidua about it and also where to buy the seedlings, but he just laughed aloud and told Flor to ask the Filipina sister, Holy Spirit Cong’n, if she has seedlings..In short no seedlings..Flor was very “makulit”, tinanong ulit ang Bp about the seedlings, and once again, napakalakas ng tawa niya, napalingon nga sa kanya lahat ng tao dun..The Bp told Flor that the flowers he’s referring to were ” Women”. alam na natin kung anu yun!!!! Natawa lalo ang Bp coz Flor told him that ” it’s ok, no flower seedlings but i have the dwarf coconut seedlings”..eh,.meron din palang ibig sabihin yun!!!! Very funny, one of the religious said, ” it is a sin if you make the Bishop laugh yun ang dinig ni Flor..nasabi nya tuloy, “it’s not my fault, i did’nt say funny things to them”… the sister, said it again ” it is a seed, if you make the Bishop laugh.” You’ll be remembered.
Some foreign delegates from Cameroon, Nigeria and Siera Leone are interested in CFCFFL..We met some inactive members
from Accra.. Vicar General of Accra said that he will call us..hope so…One of the Bishops said that his parents are also members , very old now, it’s in Kumasi. We met also a priest from Sunyani and inviting us to his parish!!!!
We are very grateful to the Lord for this Congress of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to Bp Lodonu and Fr. Patrick Attah, Parish Priest of the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Ho Diocese.. We’re ready to sleep in the school with the parishioners but God has given us a good / free accommodation(with food) as if we ‘re in the hotel for 4 days!!!! A coaster instead of government / school bus. In going back and forth to the site, it was Bp Lodonu and the Religious from other diocese..The Congress committee has given us a special seats!!!!!
Most of all, we praise and glorify God for renewing our spiritual life and our physical strength.. and for a very wonderful experience.