Lasallian Volunteers 2006-2007

He has called us each by name...

Monday, November 27, 2006


We just found out tonight from our student, Lela, that on Thanksgiving that her aunt and two cousins were shot to death while celebrating the Thanksgiving meal by her two uncles. This has shocked the local Eritrean community. Apparently these killings were an act of revenge for her uncle's suspicious death eight months ago. Below is a link to the article about the shootings from the Oakland Tribune.

We ask that you keep Lela, her family and the rest of the Eritrean community in your prayers over the coming days and weeks. We are trying to give whatever assistance we can to Lela. She is taking it very hard. Any cards of condolences can be sent to:

The LEO Center
Attn: Lela Legesse
PO Box 3238
Oakland, CA 94609

Thank you so much for your prayers!


  • At 11:32 AM, Blogger Erica said…

    Wow..what a sad occurrence. Lela and her family are in our prayers.

  • At 9:09 AM, Blogger JaM in Camden said…

    Oh Kelly! This is awful! I read the story and was heart broken. Janitzia, Julia and I have a ton of Eritrean friends from Saint Marys so we are surely devastated. Im sorry. We are here for you...


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