God will fill every need, want, and desire of those who come to him. Water -- just like God’s love -- always has been and always will be critical in the lives of human beings! I guess that explains why the image of water appears in the Bible more than 720 times! As you may know, Nigeria and other parts of the region are suffering from lack of access to clean water. Because of this, the women and children are at risk of water-borne diseases such as gastroenteritis (diarrhea and vomiting), cholera, worm infestation, typhoid fever, and more. While this affects everyone, those who are at the greatest risk of death are infants and the elderly. Too many people are getting sick and being affected by the lack of clean water. We urgently need to find sources of clean water!
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With our birth, we are given the gift of life -- a gift that can hold such promise and possibility. But as Twain wrote, what is just as important is discovering why we are born . . . what it is we are called to do with this gift we call life. Quite often, I speak with some of our Missionaries who have returned to the United States from our missions in Africa. I can safely say that -- even though these Missionaries enjoy the visits with their families and friends back home -- nearly all of those I speak with cannot wait to get back to their work among the poor in the missions. “Being a missionary is what I was born to do,” one of our priests told me. “I can’t imagine doing anything else.”
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If your child asks for bread--will you give them a stone?
When our Lord Jesus spoke these words, He was offering His followers a message of hope . . . telling them that God the Father will care for them as we human beings care for our own children. Now -- as I write this letter to you -- I am hoping we will care for our children as well as God intended us to. Please read on and I will try to explain.
A few days ago, I received a letter from Fr. Bill Moroney -- one of our Missionary of Africa priests now working in Nairobi, Kenya, in East Africa. . . Read More>>
MOA helps drill water wells in Tanzania
Water can be gathered, or as some would say ‘harvested’, from below by digging or drilling boreholes to pump it up. It can also be harvested from above in those places where the groundwater would be too deep or maybe hardly existing.
Mbeya, in the East African country Tanzania is one of the many places where one often collects it from above, by harvesting the rains of the rainy seasons. Read More>>
In Khartoum, MOA Helps Rebuild School
"Dear Father John,
I come to you with the gratitude of the people in St. Stephen Parish for your constant support in our time of need.
In August, after the accidental death of Dr. John Garang, Vice President of the Sudan, sad incidents happened, leading to killings and destruction. Our school in Shigla was burnt ..." Read More>>
AFRICA, A Natural Treasure
Africa is a land of incredible beauty, natural treasure
and unparalleled discovery! Its people - of nearly 60
nations throughout the Continent - are among some of
the most diverse cultures and societies in all the world!
But in the midst of this land of rich heritage and facsinating
beauty - the lives of African people are being torn
apart by war, poverty, hunger, disease and oftentimes
despair . . .
Our Mission: Preach, Teach, Heal and Build
For more than 130 years, the Missionaries
of Africa - a Catholic society of religious men
- have been reaching out to men, women and children
throughout Africa to preach,
Your support will
help our missionaries continue their life saving work
among those suffering from the tragedy that has gripped
the people of this vast continent!
We invite you to learn more about
our mission, our immense and ever-growing accomplishments,
and the tragic challenges that torment the peoples of
this great continent.