Sister Anna Uuzombala, OSB, a local Benedictine Sisters of Oshikuku, aged 29, has been working in the Archdiocese of Windhoek for a longtime now.
Currently, she is working at the Chancery resi-dence doing the ministry of Hospitality. She previously worked with the youth and children in Oshikuku Catholic Pastoral Jurisdictions before she was transferred to Windhoek.
National Director: Dear Brothers and sisters in Christ I am Fr. Mathias Tshithigona, OMI, and PMS National Director in Namibia. Following the announcement of the Vicar of Christ, Pope Francis’ theme of the World Mission Sunday, 18.10.2020, “Here am I, send me, (Isaiah 6:8), I present to you an interview with Sr. Anna Uuzombala, OSB, a local Benedictine Sisters of Oshikuku, who works for the archdiocese of Windhoek and has experience of working at various missions stations in Namibia.
Welcome Sr. Anna to this interview
Sister Anna: Thank you Father. I am Sr. Anna, OSB as you have mentioned earlier on. Regarding the Pope Francis World Mission Sunday Theme, “Here am I, send me, “the message of His Holiness Pope Francis, I would like to share with PMS Desk my mission experience. I understand the theme of the Pope to be an invitation “here am I, send me Is.6:8, to go out and evangelize. But the Church needs people to evangelize who can be sent out in the missions to preach the good news of Christ to the poor, the forgotten and other more, or the poor with their many faces.
Also the Church needs people who can mobilize those who can assist her financially and in terms of materials goods. So 18th October 2020 should be really the day of missionary vocations and motivations through baptism.
The Church in Namibia has been working hard to materialize this mission. Many mission sta-tions and parishes are established, mostly with the assistance of the Office of Propagation of faith. Local churches are really active and people are growing in faith and in populations.
National Director: Thank you Sister, what do you think the youth and children can do to implement and carry out this theme as envisioned by the Holy Father?
Sister Anna: To some extent, the youth can dramatize the life of the missions and how she can care about the sick, the weak and outreach programmers. For example, youth in dramas sending out some other youth as Missionaries and ambassadors of Christ. In the case of children, the Childhood society has a well-established Childhood society animation programmes here. It can be maintained to learn the children songs and basic prayers to pray for the missionaries and vocations. This time of Covid-19 Pandemic calls for a recommitment to the gospel of love and mercy to journey with the victims and sufferers.
If all can be involved, we can make a difference in our country and in the world indeed.