Here are some recent pictures from our trip and the newly completed church.
The inauguration of the new church of St Theresa of the Child Jesus in Nyassivé took place, on Saturday, July 30th, 2016. It was quite a festive day in the village, with much singing, dancing, and everyone dressed in their best attire. The inaugural Mass also included several confirmations and weddings. It was truly a day to remember and celebrate.
Togo Committee members from St Theresa Church in Des Moines were present to witness the celebrations, and rejoice with our brothers and sisters in Christ. As always, the hospitality of the people of Nyassivé was astounding. While we were there, we also met with village leaders to discuss future ways we can continue to partner with this very impoverished community. The needs are many.
Your past support of the St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Togo program is greatly appreciated. Your donations have benefitted many people of the village. Today every child in the village benefits from our support, either through the Scholarship Program or pay for volunteer teachers that the village desperately needs, but otherwise couldn’t afford. St. Therese’ Parish in Nyassivé is very grateful to St. Theresa Parish in Des Moines for the many contributions that have been brought to the village over the years.
We would like to invite members of our parish, or anyone else with an interest, to join our committee. Please consider joining us to personally witness the progress and difference we are making through your generous contributions. We wish that you all could personally see the smile in the faces of the children that we are helping. It is simply PRICELESS.
The Togo committee appreciates your continued support of this mission. If you would like more information, please contact us,.
Sincerely in Christ,
St Theresa of the Child Jesus Togo Committee