Dear Mission friends,

I hope that we all spend the Great Lent in pursuit of the purification of our soul by bringing our Christ closer to us.

Lately I have been facing a big problem. The cars owned by the Metropolis are very old and are constantly breaking down. They have repeatedly failed us on the road due to their extensive usage/use as well as to poor road construction. I am on the run all day trying to get them fixed and have to spend a lot of money on repair services. Two weeks ago, I paid $ 4,700 for the repair of the Prado car that I have been using, and five days ago it started having problems again. It was at the garage for repair and was delivered to me today. During the visit of our Patriarch, since all of our cars were damaged, I had to rent two cars, one for me and one for the guests, and we paid 2,244.60 + 1,656 = 3,900.80 dollars.

Today I was informed by His Grace Metropolitan Meletios of Katanga that I could buy a second hand 4×4 Toyota Jeep with 80,000 kilometers, which would be delivered to me for about $ 15,000 within a month’s time. He, himself, made a market research and is going to buy one.

I would like to make an appeal to your loving heart to help us solve the problem by buying a car as soon as possible. I apologize.

† Nikiphoros of Kinshasa