Good evening to all of you. I ask you pardon for my wrong and poor English, I have written only one page, and I will read it.
Jesus called us fiends, and He authorizes us to call our neighbour friends. Excellencies, and you my brothers and sisters in Christ, I thank you for having come so many, but it is clear that we are here not for my simple book, but for the place that I love so much, City of God, known as Sodom and Gomorrah area in Agbgbloshie, just bordering with the heart of Accra: Jamestown. But we are also here thanks to Fr. Arcadio who funded City of God and lived there for 12 years in the same uneasiness way like all the others residents. I thank you dear archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle for your preface and you dear reverend Fr. Andrew Campbell for your introduction and a big thanks to the sponsor of the book.
This is my forth time that I come to share life with Fr. Subash and the people of the City of God. Was November 2013 when Fr. Subash invited me to write a book about the project City of God, for me was like an invitations to a wedding. Prayer, Charity, read and to write are mine favoured occupations. I started to write this book straight there in the school near the students, with candles when disappeared electricity, but also outside because of air. Computer has become my best company, after Jesus Christ. Well, now book is ready, I did what I could do for the peoples who reside in Sodom and Gomorrah, Biblical name that we must begin to change in to City of God. Of course I invite you to do a big effort to donate the more that you can for this beautiful project, to buy al lot of books and donate to your friends, but also to be generous during the auction, because without receiving help, Fr. Subash cannot help who is in need. The City of God is not of Fr. Subash or mine, belongs to everybody, and the reason of the terrible pollutions depends, we now very well, of foreigners country, who are sending here their industrials and technological wastes, developing that immense toxic dump. Fr. Subash lives of charity, he is unite and the same thing with City of God, he needs money, not only, and he needs volunteers like a teacher, medical doctors, and nurses.
Tailoring school is sponsored by Theresians International Association. We must a big thanks to TRE.CA.SMA Association of Trento, Italy, for having paid the restoration of City of God “Peace Adult School”. The copyright of this book is in favour of City of God project, responsible is Fr. Subash Chittilappilly. Of course, in Italy will be my duty and right to administrate it. So, we are all called, as our dear and generous Fr. Campbell remember the motto that blessed Mother Teresa’s of Calcutta used to repeat everywhere she went, : “Do something beautiful for God”. I can confirm that it is true, because I heard her many time to say this to the people: “Do something beautiful for God”. During this special period of Lent, we are all invited to do what God wants from us: to be generous as He is generous. Our God, we know very well, He gave us his only son Jesus, and Jesus Christ donate himself every day to us, asking to be generous as he is, if we think to be Christians.
So, Thank you dear Excellencies end friends, the book is written for reading, not for admiring, please read it for understanding better the problems and the project City of God. Thank you a lot from the profound of my heart. Thank you dear friends.