You will probably remember that last Advent, the proceeds of the FACT Advent service went to the Premananda Orphanage in Southern India, which St Catharine's supports. Little did we know that at the time of the service, the founder of the orphanage Fr Jojaih was being buried after suffering a heart attack. His co-founder Prof John James from Hawaii came with the bishop of the area to St Catharine's this week to say thank you in person. It was a wonderful chance to catch up on how our money ( and indeed FACT's donation ) is being spent and to meet those on the ground, who are working against the odds ( including drought again ) to provide a decent start in life for these little ones.
I forgot to mention the visit, in case any of you wanted to come ( apologies ) but the bishop and Prof James were certainly very greatful for what has been donated.