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November 18, 1979

Dear Mom, … Thanks for your most recent letter, I will take care of the Masses you mention. The three of us got into Addis last night. We came straight through, leaving our place at five thirty yesterday morning. We went to one of the best eating places in town and had a good steak […]

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August 29, 1979

Dear Mom, … Iede is off to Addis this afternoon so I’ll be on my own for about ten days. He wants to see about school food, beans, corn, sugar, etc., since we hope to open the boarding school toward the end of September. It has been closed for over two years because of our […]

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June 26, 1979

Dear Mom, … We have worked out a new system to get out mail a little quicker. The most southern Italian mission is about one hundred miles north of us in a place called Erga Chafe. They are in very mountainous country among a farming people called the Daraza. The country is much like the […]

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April 15, 1979

Dear Mom, ………. I arrived back from Nomad Meeting in Kenya the middle of February, coming by road thru Moiyale. Was able to spend time at the Borana mission of Maimona, which is located between Marsibit and Lake Turkana (used to be called Lake Rudolf). They are doing much the same work which we are […]

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January 1st, 1979

Dear Mom, … Am in Addis to see about my papers for going to Nairobi at the end of the month. There is another meeting of people working with Nomads like the one a little over a year ago. I will be the only one going from among the three of us this time. Vince […]

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November 30, 1978

Dear Mom, …. One of the fathers from Arba Minch with five of the sisters from there have come this week to spend a few days with us. As you know Arba Minch is where the Irish Holy Ghost Father work. They are finding this area quite a contrast to their own places. They work […]

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September 24, 1978

Dear Mom, ….. Arrived here in Addis yesterday and found a letter from you waiting here for me. I’ll say those masses this week. As you know, in March the situation in Yavelle started to look much better so Iede and I moved back. The Borana were still not moved back to their normal grazing […]

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April 11, 1978

Dear Mom, … As you see I’m back in Ethiopia – to stay I hope. I was in Loliondo till a couple of weeks ago and then hearing that the situation was clarifying here in Ethiopia, I came back last week. Shifta activity has just about halted down South and things in general are much […]

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December 10, 1977

Dear Mom, … Merry Christmas – as you see by the stamp, I’m now in Kenya and will be going off tomorrow to a Borana mission on the Northern Frontier – quite close to Yavello as a crow flies. If you look at your map of East Africa, look first at Moyale, which is right […]

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