Mopeds and Bicycles for a Pastoral Team in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, two priests in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the Parish of St. Augustine, in Poko, are delighted to now have a two mopeds so they can more easily reach their parishioners. Local catechists as well are grateful to have received eight bicycles between them for their pastoral work. Through the grant of $10,900, these priests and catechists now no longer have to spend hours walking to reach their destination and the people they are trying to serve.
Also sharing in the general rejoicing are the ordinary Catholic faithful, who indeed stand to benefit most from these gifts. Now the priests and the catechists can much more easily reach even the remoter villages, enabling the people to receive the sacrament more frequently, as well as more instruction in their faith and the opportunity to participate more fully in the life of the Church.
The parish is situated in a predominantly rural area where people here struggle to support themselves on what they are able to grow in the fields. Tragically, armed conflict in the region has only made their poverty worse while devastating local infrastructure. Roads, bridges, medical centers, parish centers – everything has been destroyed or damaged. But what the people here need more than anything else is spiritual help and support, and now these simple items, these mopeds and bicycles, funded by our benefactors, have helped bring untold spiritual blessings to the Catholic faithful of the area.
Their heartfelt thanks to you all!
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