A Car for a Parish in Tanzania
The Parish of Mlevela in Tanzania is still very young. Only established only in 2017, it is located some 10 miles west of Njombe, where the bishop resides, and has 11 outstations. These outlying villages can be up to 20 miles from the center of the parish. This makes visiting the outstations a significant challenge.
Without a car, the work of the parish was very limited. All the Catholic faithful, including those in the outlying villages, longed to be able attend Holy Mass. Moreover, there are seven primary schools and two higher schools in the parish where the priest and his catechists give religious instruction. Often there are sick and elderly people to be visited, funerals to be held and all manner of other tasks to be done as well in the villages.
Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, ACN was able to contribute $27,800 so that the parish could obtain a rugged all-terrain vehicle that would be strong enough to handle the difficult road conditions. The vehicle has now arrived safely in Mlevela and been joyously welcomed by all the people.
The parish priest, Father Bruno Henjewele, and all the faithful want to say a heartfelt thank you to all our generous benefactors for their kind support.
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