Sponsor the Training of Catechists in Rural Regions of Colombia
Project Code: 214-08-49
Bishop Héctor Epalza Quintero of the Diocese Buenaventura wants to encourage the proclamation of the Gospel in a local rural parish, and he has turned to us for financial help for the training of his catechists.
The Parish of the Sacred Heart (Sagrado Corazón de Jesús) in Puerto Merizalde is a very poor parish, and it lacks the resources for training its own catechists. There are not enough textbooks, catechisms or Bibles for this very rural region, the 80,000 or so people living here are widely scattered, and there are three rivers, which means catechists can only reach the scattered villages and individual faithful by boat. Altogether there are 195 catechists serving the people living here.
This pastoral work is a real challenge, and this makes Bishop Quintero all the more concerned to support his catechists. ACN has already promised $9,500. The bishop has already thanked us warmly for this promise of support, wishing all our benefactors who have contributed or will contribute to this project "the joy and peace of the Lord." Will you help sponsor the training of catechists in these poor, rural regions of Colombia?
This project is an example of our work. Your donation will be attributed either to this or to another similar project that accords with the pastoral needs that ACN witnesses.