In the Democratic Republic of Congo, 174 religious women supported by Aid to the Church in Need are involved in the valuable work of literally saving lives, every passing day.
Co-founded by ACN’s Founder, Father Werenfried Van Straaten, the Sisters of the Daughters of the Resurrection congregation are saving malnourished children and sick people who arrive from war zones every day.
As some of the sisters are also nurses, they care for those who are sick and also run an education centre to offer the chance of a better future for children.
Congo is a nation experiencing one of the worst rates of child mortality and malnutrition. According to UNICEF 2020 Global Report on Food Crises, almost half of the country’s children under the age of five are malnourished. The situation has become even worse at this time when the world is battling the coronavirus pandemic.
Christine du Coudray, ACN head of projects in Congo said: “While all of the non-governmental organisations have fled because of the ongoing conflict, the Church and in particular the religious are still there, close to the most severely disadvantaged groups, like good souls, unrecognised but fully in the spirit of Mother Teresa.”
One of ACN’s most important missions is precisely to help those who have no one to turn to.
To sustain the mission of the Daughters of the Resurrection and other Sisters of various congregations ministering in the Congolese ecclesiastical province of Bukavu, ACN is providing emergency aid packages for these religious sisters to enable them to continue with this noble work.
Will you assist these devoted women to continue with their valuable work? The love in our hearts is limitless and can help alleviate so many of the hurts afflicting the world right now.
May God bless you for taking part in this vital mission.
– Grace Attu