In Hagerstown, Maryland, we talked with Fr. Nixon Mullah who is from the country of Cameroon. While he now lives in America, Fr. Nixon goes back to his village in Cameroon for a month each year. There he mobilizes groups of people to work on roads, build classrooms, and the like. He told me that the central government in Cameroon is slow to do practically anything. Given that he thought: ‘Why can’t people take the initiative on their own?’ Common sense. What’s more, he and a small group of others are starting a Mambu Development Institute to raise $50,000 so people in the village can have access to clean drinking water in their homes. To donate to the project, write to Fr. Nixon at St. Joseph Seminary, 1200 Varnum St., NE, Washington, D.C. 20017… In Hagerstown, we were also invited to dinner at the Przywieczerskis (I still don’t know how to pronounce it.). The husband Bob is about 50 years old and still plays competitive ice hockey with friends. A weekend warrior after my own heart, he has recently broken a wriist, injured his ribs… Yet he has no intention of ‘retiring.’ “I’d rather wear out than rust out,” he smiled.