I am writing to express my endorsement for the efforts of E3 Africa to seek support in the Diocese of Phoenix to Educate, Enrich and Empower orphans and vulnerable youth in rural Uganda. This effort has been initiated, and oversight is provided by our brother priest, Rev. Robert Aliunzi, A.J.
I recognize that with the many special collections that are required and the option that many parishes take advantage of to support the Summer Mission Co-Op Plan, pastors may find it challenging to take on another appeal.
While left to your pastoral discretion, I encourage you to give serious consideration to supporting this important work. It is also an opportunity for us, in the Diocese of Phoenix, to express our support for efforts within a country that has been generous in allowing priests to serve in our Diocese. Thank you for any support that you can give to this important work of charity.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+Thomas J. Olmsted
Bishop of Phoenix