Recharging their faith

“Love is itself the fulfillment of all our works. There is the goal; that is why we run: we run toward it, and once we reach it, in it we shall find rest.”—Saint Augustine

Will she soon be in the fast lane? Sister Franziska is already looking forward to her electric moped.


In the Diocese of Santa Clara in Cuba, the Franciscan and Capuchin Sisters need to do a fair bit of traveling on foot in order to fulfill their mission of love. Cars are costly, the roads are poor and the places where they work are some distance away. But, without their regular visits, souls will dry up and the chapels will decay and collapse. They travel on foot or in donkey carts and have little time to rest. Bishop Arturo González Amador has thought of a solution: rechargeable electric mopeds. You can get them in Cuba, and you can easily drive around the big potholes on them, overtaking the donkey carts and carrying two people. The rechargeable batteries are good for 80 km, at a maximum of 50 kmph. They would be of great service in the Sisters’ mission, says Bishop Arturo, who has long been praying for this. The three Capuchin Sisters in Santa Clara could, for example, travel more often to the outlying settlements in the town to serve the kindergartens for the children of single mothers. And the Franciscan Sisters in Sagua la Grande could serve double the number of parishes and mission outstations.
Bishop Arturo’s prayer list includes five of these electric mopeds, each one of them costing $2,900. A gift of faith from you to them?


Issam Ahwesh, 22-year-old Syrian, student of Computer Engineering

“Thanks to the help I received from ACN, I did not have to give up my studies.”

Rafic Assi, a young Syrian man.

“The war made me realize that material things are not so important. Young people around the world should be grateful because they can live in peace. We did not imagine that our lives would turn out like that. But we have not given up on hope!”

If this project is funded, your gift will be used to support other Christians in Need, for instance, such as these:

Give a bicycle to catechists in India

There are 600 mission stations in the hilly diocese of Rayagada. The Catechists have the mission to evangelize and empower the people of the community. With your help, we can purchase of 31 bicycles for their pastoral work.


Help to purchase a vehicle in Sierra Leone

The parish of Makeni has 45 communities with a chapel each, and 44 schools. To carry out the pastoral work, the priest needs a means of transport. With your gift, we can support him to purchase the vehicle and enable him to carry out his mission. 


Help to purchase a motorcycle in Congo

The diocese of Impfondo is located in an area of difficult access in Congo. To visit the parishes and the communities, the priest needs a new motorcycle. With your help, he will be able to continue his pastoral work.