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ACN PROJECT OF THE WEEK

Cameroon

Support for the life and ministry of three religious Sisters

CAMEROON / MBALMAYO 14/00138 Aide d'existence en faveur des 3 soeurs de la Divine Providence d'Ayos: Sister Celestyna is visiting an elderly women at home
CAMEROON in the MBALMAYO : Sister Celestyna is visiting an elderly women at home

The Sisters of Divine Providence have been working in Cameroon since 1999.  They also established a house in the diocese of Mbalmayo, in 2002, at the very centre of the country where they are now living and working at the mission station of Ayos.

The Sisters have taken over a school from the French Sisters, which serves as a practical and vocational training centre for women and young girls. Currently there are 47 women and 14 girls here being taught to sew and embroider. And in 2012, the sisters opened a health centre where they are able to treat a range of different illnesses. They also run a maternity centre 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 Celestyna is the Superior and a trained nurse who is in charge of the health centre and who also teaches the girls and young women about hygiene and leads a group called “Friends of Divine Providence.” Sister Danuta gives catechetical instruction and also teaches the young women and girls sewing and embroidery; whereas Sister Gaelle is responsible for the religious instruction of the younger children of the parish. Her lessons are very popular, to say the least – with 300 children taking part! She is also responsible for the parish library.

 

CAMEROON / MBALMAYO 14/00138 Aide d'existence en faveur des 3 soeurs de la Divine Providence d'Ayos: Sister Celestyna with children outside Used as Illustration for the Internet Project CAMEROON / MBALMAYO 15/00140 PrID: 1503782

 

These religious Sisters are performing a precious and vital service for the people and community around them. They work very hard, yet they receive absolutely no remuneration, working as they do out of pure love for God and their fellow men.

But 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 $2,175 which will last them an entire year.

 

Would you like to help with this or similar projects?

 

 

 


 

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