The Missionary Movement "Jesus in thy neighbour" is a (NGO VO/0140) that was founded in Gozo, Malta on the 3rd December 1987, by Monsignor George Grima.
It was approved by the Bishop of Gozo, Monsignor Nikol Cauchi, on 30th October 1992. The aim of the movement is to give a better life to so many children living on the streets of Brazil, Ethiopia and Kenya.
Last year, the Missionary Movement “Jesus in thy Neighbour” celebrated the Silver Jubilee. During these last 25 years, since its inception the
Movement took the responsibility to care for orphans suffering with AIDS or having any form of physical or mental disability.
All children supported by the Missionary Movement are under the age of 12 years. Currently, the Missionary Movement has: 33 homes in Brazil, 133 homes in Ethiopia and 34 homes in Kenya.
The Missionary Movement looks after the lives of poor children by:
• providing daily food, education and
• providing medicine and healthcare;
• caring for disabled children;
• believing that disability is not inability;
• building homes for leper families;
• digging boreholes;
• developing spring water
Amongst other things which the children need are: nappies, medicine, rice, shoes, desks, beds, mattresses, cots, etc.
Your donation can make a big difference for a poor child.
Our poor children do not only want to be dressed like Father Christmas, but to be loved as Jesus loved; helped as Jesus helped; fed as Jesus had fed all.
This child of five years was sad, because he saw his mother commiting suicide in front of his eyes! Now he is in one of our homes in Tocantinopolis, Brasil.
VOLUNTEERS IN ETHIOPIA
Last September 2015 a big number of volunteers have be on a mission in Ethiopia. Most of them were from St. George’s Parish, Victoria Gozo, Malta. They are building a chapel dedicated to St. George in Madiwuta and also had sponsored new home for the lepers and extremely poor families in Ambo. Also on that occasion a new Kindergarten was blessed in Lagamara sponsored by Ra1se foundation. Fr. George Grima accompanied the team of volunteers to Ethiopia. URGENT NEED OF VOLUNTEERS FOR ETHIOPIA IN the coming month of January and February 2016. Please contact Fr. George Grima – 79853611.
We urgently need Milk Powder so as not to give medicine to children suffering with AIDS on an empty stomach. A tin of milk powder in Malta costs €6.
In Ethiopia, Fr. George Grima opened new schools in remote villages. We need stationery like exercise and school books, pencils, erasers, rulers, etc.
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Also in Ethiopia, Fr. George Grima opened new eye clinics in very poor areas where hundreds of poor people can be treated for cataracts and other eye
problems. We need to send them reading spectacles and sunglasses.
Today the Missionary Movement is run by Monsignor George Grima with a particular council and the support of about 30,000 Maltese financial contributors,
and good wishers from America, Italy and Gibraltar.
Pope John Paul II in one of his journeys to Africa , in front of so much poverty and illness, said, with a loud and steady voice: "misery seeks love and charity to live."
Home for Children with Special Needs in Jimma, Bonga Prefecture, Ethiopia
The Missionary Movement Jesus in thy Neighbour on the occasion of its SILVER JUBILEE since its foundation started last year the biggest project in Ethiopia. To commemorate this date, the missionary council decided to build the first and only home for disabled children in the Prefecture of Jimma, Ethiopia. The Prefecture of Jimma has more than a million people, and this home will be the first and only one to care for the disabled. This home will be named after FRANCIS XAVIER CARDINAL VAN THUAN. To help them acquire knowledge and special skills to develop their potentials and talents to lead them for an independent living.
The plan is ready and the work started, the funds are coming, prayers are being done, Fathers and sisters are looking forward to love and care those who God will send to this home. WITH GOD ALL IS POSSIBLE, AND THIS DREAM, WILL BECOME TRUE! Until now the fence surrounding the area is ready; septic tanks were installed in place. These days construction work is on the way on the first two dormitories.
We believe that handicapped people whatever the physical disability should have the same rights that other normal people have, not less the right for life. We go even further and state that disabled persons have to be loved and cared for even more to make them feel accepted.
Be a part of this team of LOVE by giving your part.
In the diocese of Nekemte, the need for water pump is very great, and so we are still working on different villages to construct a water hand pump for the whole village. Anno Village is one where people never had clean water before, but now with the help of the Missionary Movement, these people will have water in a few months. The Shufe hand-pump in Nekemte Diocese is still under construction because, the place is very remote and in the month of June, July and August it was raining with the big truck we could not transport the construction materials for the work of the hand pump, at the end of the month of August a bridge was taken away by heavy rain, only at the beginning of October the bridge was reconstructed again.
In the Diocese of Hawassa we are currently building a new Kindergarten for 150 children. This village in the diocese of Hawassa is one of the poorest villages in all Ethiopia. We hope that within few months we can bless and inaugurate this new construction.
We are all happy with the progress in the construction of the new kindergarten in Gota. The community is also there giving a hand to finish the program to be blessed by January 2016.
In the parish of Aman - Deppi areas will, in the very near future gain a new kindergarten for more than 170 children. All these children under ten years, will start for the time time their education. Still we need after finishing the Kindergarten, start the building of the toilets and the kitchen.
The Missionary Movement Jesus in thy Neighbour is working had to finish eight new construction for kindergartens in different dioceses. Four of them re being build in Jimma – Bonga Vicariate. Photo show the construction in Gutta. Three are being build in Nekemte Vicariate. Two in Emdibir diocese. One in Gambela Diocese. Also a Grinding Mill is being built in Alekko, in the diocese of Nekemte.
Bishop Varghese of Nekemte Vicariate had blessed last 5th September a new Kindergarten in Lagamara. This project was supported by Ra1se Foundation and his founder, Mr. Julian was present for this ceremony with Fr. George Grima
Fr. George Grima on 17 September 2015 blessed new more homes for the lepers and extremely poor families in Ambo, Vicariate of Nekemte. The volunteers painted all the complex and were present for the ceremony. One never can explain the joy of the new families who gained their home there. Specila food was given to all those poor families. It was the first time that they eat signey, a special food for thr rich people!
The Gozitan volunteers who have been in Ethiopia last September visited the place where a new chapel in Madiwuta s being build and is sponsored by St. George’s Basilica, Victoria Gozo. On that day, Bishop Markus G/Medhin had received from the hand of the benefactors three big painting which will be fixed in this chapel dedicated to St. George Myrter and our Blessed Mother, Kidane Mehret.