HCM, Vietnam, 16
March 2020 -- Viva Don Bosco!
My name is Fr Joseph
Nguyen Thinh Phuoc. As you have come to know, on the last day
of the General Chapter the delegates elected me as the
regional councillor (of EAO region) so I would like to take
the opportunity to extend my heartfelt greetings to all of
you: the Salesians of Don Bosco, my confreres, the Salesian
Family members, to all of you. Please accept me as your
brother. In spite of my limitations, but by the will of God,
the superiors and the delegates of the Chapter have entrusted
me with such a high responsibility as the regional councillor
of East Asia-Oceania. This is a sudden lift in responsibility
for me. I have to thank them for their trust in me. I also
thank my Provincial, Fr Joseph Quang who insisted that I
accept this responsibility. He promised to support me as did
the other superiors.
The decision for my new
role took place on Friday (yesterday) as our local community
were finishing the Rosary and began to celebrate the Way of
the Cross. I know it will not be an easy task. I have to
improve my communication skills in another language, yet I
entrust this 6-year journey to the help of our Mother Mary, to
the intercession of St Joseph and to you my confreres and
Salesian Family members. Please continue to pray for me and
support me to fulfill my duty as regional councillor.
Thank you very much and May God bless you!