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A Church for the People of Nkontrodo, Ghana

Some 200 people of the town of Nkontrodo, a small community belonging to the Parish of Saint Francis in Elmina, Ghana, actively practice their Catholic faith, regularly attending Holy Mass and playing an active part in the life of the Church.

For many years, the people of Nkontrodo were waiting for a church of their own. Now, thanks to gifts from the Aid to the Church in Need community of faithful, they have one.

Father Martino Corazzin, their parish priest, had constantly exhorted the faithful to “Pray day and night, with faith and trust, and the Lord will hear your prayers and touch the hearts of those who are able to help us!” Their trust was not disappointed.

Thanks to the generosity of you, our benefactors, we were able to contribute $55,400, so that the dream of the Catholic faithful could at last become reality. In August 2019, the new church was finally consecrated.

Father Martino wrote to thank all of you: “We are all extremely happy and grateful to you for your generous support and for the confidence you have placed in us, and above all for the fact that you have made our dream come true. We ask God to bless you and the many benefactors who have helped us.”

“The faithful of the Parish of Saint Anne in Nkontrodo have also asked me to thank you on their behalf, and they have promised to remember you in their prayers, especially in the celebration of the Eucharist. They also asked me to tell you that more and more people are now coming to our church. And it is true, we are already seeing new faces.”

Aid to the Church in Need commits to invest your funds where they will have the greatest impact for the Church that we serve. Funds donated to Aid to the Church in Need’s projects will be used towards the greatest need in our programs to help keep the Faith alive.

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