Hello everybody, how are you? My name is Manuel Ogalla cmf and I am a Claretian Missionary working in Zimbabwe since January 2012. I was born on the 21st January 1983, in Cádiz, a small but beautiful city in southern Spain. My history as Claretian began when I joined the postulancy in 2001. I professed my first vows in Granada on 8th September 2005 and 4 years later I did my final vows celebrating the feast of our Founder. After the time of Theology in Granada I was sent to Madrid for further studies. I was ordained as a priest in 2011 on the Solemnity of St. Joseph; the ordination was solemnized in the Church of St. Anthony Mary Claret in Sevilla where I was appointed to teaching in the school and living in the community of the Postulancy. Just a few months later I received the good news of my appointment to Zimbabwe where I landed in January 2012. The first year in this country I was living in the community of Ruwa and it was marked by the great challenge of learning the language. Enthusiasm and eagerness were the best help for that task. After few months in Ruwa, together with Fr. Joaquin Bejar cmf, we started the new formation house in Harare: Claret House. After a few years working in Zhomba Mission, Gokwe Diocese, I was appointed as formator of postulants and candidates in Claret House, Harare.