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A new year is about to begin in the postulancies and novitiates in Africa Province. Here some of the postulants present themselves:
Lawrence Ndyabagye is a 26-year-old who comes from Ntungamo District in south-western Uganda. He is the first Ugandan to join the postulancy.
He writes: My initial contact with the Christian Brothers was talking with Brothers George Massay and Stephen Wanjala Wandabusi.
I have been attracted to join the postulancy in order to study and go deeper into the life of a Christian Brother.
Dauglas Nyauntu Marube is a youthful 21-year-old Kisii from the city of the same name in Western Kenya.
He writes: My initial contact with the Christian Brothers was through the late Br Peter Cole.
I have been attracted to join the postulancy by the degree of good conduct from the Christian Brothers and the close contact with me which they have maintained until now.
Kennedy Wamwandu Akoth is aged 24 and is a Luo from Kisumu in Western Kenya.
He writes: My initial contact was through former Christian Brother, Lawrence Agalo.
I have been attracted to join the postulancy to ask for a close relation with God in prayers and serving others.
Fabio Ondieki Mauti is a mature 30 years of age from the Kisii tribe in Western Kenya.
He writes: I originally found out about the Christian Brothers through The Seed magazine and from a friend.
I have been attracted to join the postulancy through the work they do for the youth and especially the less fortunate people in society, and the good example of Jesus which the Brothers imitate through their simple community life which I saw during my Come and See programme.
Joseph William Omondi is a 25-year-old Luo from Homa Bay County in Western Kenya.
He writes: The Brothers I initially met were Peter Cole, Daniel Kyalo Kimeu, George Massay, and Chrispinus Munialo Okumu.
I have been attracted to join the postulancy by the Christian Brothers’ love for children's education.
Benson Kiteta Mbalu is a 24-year-old Kamba from Machakos County, east of Nairobi.
He writes: My initial contact was through Br Daniel Kyalo Kimeu when he visited our parish in his journey for vocation promotion.
I have been attracted to join the postulancy by the Christian Brothers’ love and unity that I have seen. I am also attracted by the ministries and service they offer to the needy members of society.
John Kinyanjui Mwaura is the oldest member of the group at 32 years of age. He is a Kikuyu from the island county of Lamu.
He writes: My initial contact was through Br George Massay.
I have been attracted to join the postulancy through the Christian Brothers’ mission activities with the youth, their involvement with the less privileged people in society, and their humble way of life.
The Postulants in Arusha, Tanzania, in 2018 sent the following information about themselves:
Isaac Odongo is a Kenyan, from Kisumu county, Bolo parish. There are nine in the family, father and mother included - four boys and three girls. He is the fourth born in the family. His father died in 2002, and also the second born boy died in 2012.
Fredrick Clinton is a Kenyan by nationality, born and raised up in a suburb village in Western part of Kenya. He is third born in the family of five, three boys and two girls. He speaks the Maragoli dialect, one of the sub-tribe of the Luhya community. He is a very charismatic and devoted Catholic and loves working with the youth ministry in the church.
Raphael Mwaura is 23 years old. He was born in a family of seven, 5 boys and 2 girls. He is the 5th born. He is a Kenyan from Nakuru county, kikuyu by tribe. He is a teacher by profession, having done a Diploma in Education (PTE) from Kenyatta University.
Peter Nyariki is from Kenya, Nyamira County. He is from a family of 9 kids and he is the last born. He is a trained teacher from Eregi TTC with working experience of two years.