This was a significant moment in the history of Journeying Together as the Brothers gathered at the Little Daughters of St. Joseph , Nairobi to being their Orientation Program. Alphonce Oroche, Dennis Isaboke and Ismael Juma from Kenya, Clement Kamwe, Moses Kashokela from Zambia, Irvine Sibanda from Zimbabwe, Pious Conteh and Prince Bai from Sierra Leone, Damian Ryan from the U.S.A. and David Curtin from Australia. These Brothers were joined by many Brothers from East Africa District as well as the East Africa District Leadership Team. Br Julian McDonald from the Congregation Leadership Team in Rome was the official representative of the Congregation.
All these Brothers were joined by many guests, some of whom will be involved in providing input to the program, or giving group therapy, or acting as Spiritual Directors.
The ceremony was enriched by the presence of the Choir from the Christian Brothers Education Centre, Embulbul, and their signing was most inspiring.
Br Donal Kirk acted as the Master of Ceremonies. The core of this Ceremony of Welcome involved members of the OP team reading out a short biography of each Brother and concluding with the question: Are you ready to join the OP? to which the Brother responded, “I am ready”.
The ceremony was followed by some light refreshments as well as a cake to celebrated the birthday of Br Amandi Mboya.