Thursday September 15- The students at Saint Thomas Aquinas were very pleased to be visited by Father John Bashobora, from Uganda. He captivated the students with his many inspirational, engaging and occasionally humorous stories. He even shared some prayers, songs and dances.
“Father John had such beautiful things to say. He is such an interesting and loving person,” says a grade 9 student. The students found his stories about the people and their lives in Africa very interesting. Father John was very grateful to be welcomed into our school community on this day. He was in Canada for a week and is returning to Uganda shortly. The students were all inspired by what he had to say. He is a very spiritual man; not only is he committed to the poor, but he is also committed to Jesus Christ. He told the students that Christ guides him to do what is right. We hope that our school continues to reflect on his enlightening topics, and we continue to contribute to his meaningful causes. As Father John says, ”Forgiveness will bring love and peace to each heart.”
Father John Bashobora was born in Uganda. At the age of six, inspired by a picture of Jesus, he decided that he wanted to be a priest. In his early adulthood, he met a seven-year-old, orphaned girl. She was deprived of an education, so he decided to sponsor her. From there he sponsored many more children. He went to Nairobi to work with children and teach them. Presently, he is taking care of 5 000 children. He has built 2 elementary schools, 2 high schools and an orphanage, to cater the many children in need of help. He has become dedicated to serving the poor, providing them with clothing, food, education, dignity, and most importantly, love.
Special thanks to Ms. Jasionowska for providing the students with the opportunity to meet this amazing man.
For more information about Father John Baptist Bashobora, visit: www.ccr.org.uk/archive/gn0803/g06.htm