VERY INTERESTING ARTICLE kindly translated for GibMissionAfrica by Bishop Carmel Zammit.
16 people will continue the mission of Fr George Grima in another two days. This is the first group after the death of Fr George who will continue his work in Ethiopia. We talked with George Sultana, who in two days’ time will together with a further 15 persons go to the mission. "Shortly before he passed away, Fr George and I planned to go to Ethiopia on a mission. I promised that as long as I was healthy and alive I will continue to form groups so that the movement will carry on. Since I work with a construction and building company, I formed a group of 16 persons. 7 of us will go to build a kitchen in a forest village, and the rest, with the money we have collected, will provide food and medicines for people and children of those villages." George was working closely with Father George and he related what his death meant. "I started working with him in 2014. I have always wanted to go to the missions, and since I am from Gozo I met him and I told him about my desire to go to the missions. He told me to form a group of friends and eight of us went for the first time to Ethiopia. From then on I started working closely with him and have put together another group in 2016."
"It was cruel to lose Fr George. He was everything. Fr George worked 24 hours a day for the missions. He meant a lot to us, but he meant much more to those villages and cities which he helped in Kenya, Ethiopia and Brazil. I remember that the first time I went I saw extreme poverty. Then I started to see a church, a hospital or a beautiful school, and I was told that they were built by Fr George."
"We will be the first group after the death of Fr George who will continue his work. We believe that Father George will be happy that the movement is still alive through us” says George.