SA Mercy Pilot Asks For Prayers
Athaly Jenkinson, East London – An October e-mail was received from a South African charter pilot to the Central African Republic. He flies for global humanitarian organisations who “help the locals tremendously. The aircraft getting these supplies out to the people are the lifeblood of the country — without them they would have nothing. We are almost their only hope.”
His e-mail also asked for prayers for his and his crew’s safety, as “complete war had broken out” and as a pilot he and his crew were “the last to leave, as we are the last line of evacuation…three people were killed in front of me…”
The pilot and crew returned safely and asked for continuing prayer as they may go back a number of times in the coming months to further their humanitarian work.
He will be taking the St Francis prayer leaflet with him to give to, including his crew.
Let’s Pray in Unity
Nearly 200 requests for the prayer have come from all over South Africa and many people are distributing copies. We may never meet each other, but let us pray in unity, also joining our prayers with those of the wonderfully successful 250 rosary rally groups who prayed in public places for the intercession of Our Lady.
Let us pray for the help of all the saints, martyrs and holy souls, extending our prayer not just for Africa but for the world, asking that the Christ child may again bring us all God’s blessings of justice, peace and love.
For a free copy of the 800-year-old St Francis prayer card (adapted for Africa by the 1984 SACBC card), SMS your name and postal address to 083 544 8449.