From Achen’s Desk 

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Praise the Lord. 

God bless the Emmanuel family. 

Once again it is my pleasure to address the Emmanuel family through this month’s newsletter. 

From Ash Wednesday, the church calendar enters a new season called the Lenten season. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the forty-day season of lent, the season during which we prepare for Easter. Advent, the period in which we prepare for Christmas, is marked by hope, love, peace, and joy. During lent, however, we are called on to make preparations of a different nature. The end of the Lenten journey is the celebration of Easter. Ash Wednesday has two meanings. Firstly, the ashes are symbols of mourning and repentance. Secondly, the ashes are a symbol of our mortality. 

Lenten season is a time of reconciliation. Lent is also a time for lending our blessing of gifts to the needy and identify ourselves with suffering communities and the oppressed. At this time, it is obvious and imperative to meditate on the theme. A time of reconciliation which brings peace and joy among individuals and corporations. This season create a new era of fellowship, peace and justice through reconciliation ministry. May He who came to the world to save sinners, strengthen us to complete the fast with humility, have mercy on us and save us. Amen 

Yours loving, 

Jose Achen

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