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Support the Life and Ministry of Three Religious Sisters in Cameroon
These religious Sisters are performing a precious and vital service for the people and working very hard, yet they receive absolutely no remuneration, working as they do out of pure love.
The Sisters of Divine Providence have been working in Cameroon since 1999. In 2002, they also established a house in the Diocese of Mbalmayo, in the center of the country. They are now living and working here, in the mission station of Ayos. They have taken over a school from the French Sisters, which serves as a practical and vocational training center for women and young girls.
At present there are 47 women and 14 girls here being taught to sew and embroider, and in 2012 the Sisters opened a health center where they treat a range of different illnesses. They also run a maternity center where, last year alone, no fewer than 236 children first saw the light of day.
There are just three Sisters working here in Ayos. Sister Celestine, the Superior, is a trained nurse and is in charge of the health center. She also teaches the girls and young women hygiene and leads a group of "Friends of Divine Providence." Sister Danuta gives catechetical instruction and also teaches the women and girls sewing and embroidery. Sister Gaelle is responsible for the religious instruction of the younger children of the parish. Her lessons are well attended, to say the least – with 300 children taking part! She is also responsible for the parish library.
These religious Sisters are performing a precious and vital service for the people and working very hard, yet they receive absolutely no remuneration, working as they do out of pure love of God and neighbor. Yet they still have to live somehow, and so they have turned to us for help. We are proposing to support them in their life and ministry with a contribution of $1,600, which will last them for an entire year.
Will you give so that these Sisters can serve God and neighbor in Cameroon? We are sure they will remember you gratefully in their prayers.
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