Thank you to all those in Germany, England and elsewhere who donated funds for our mission trip. We will report the total given at the end of the trip. Meanwhile the donations were a particular blessing today as we said Holy Mass and first blessings at Nyuan Kan Leper Colony followed by New Year Celebrations at a convent school whose sisters also care for scores of children as well as disabled men, women and children. The leper colony was so clean and the people suffering there so friendly and happy that it is quite appropriate to mix their photos with some of the celebrations. It's been a wonderful day.