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ACC expansion in Africa continues with construction of cathedral and school in Cameroon

Jan 19, 2014

Cameroon

Children at St. Augustine's gather in the schoolyard before being dismissed for the holidays.

With the opening of a new year, good news continues to come out of the Anglican Catholic Church in Africa, this time in the Republic of Cameroon.  There, in the capital city of Yaoundé, the ACC has purchased land for the construction of a cathedral, a key step in the process of gaining official recognition from the Cameroonian government. This is the second new cathedral church under construction in Africa, the other being in South Sudan. 

Father Alphonse Ndutiye, Vicar General of the district, reports that foundations have been poured and walls are under construction.  The new edifice will be named St. Michael's in Nsimalen and is expected to be finished in the fall of 2015.  Further plans include the construction of a secondary school, a medical clinic, and a jobs center.  Elsewhere, the Church continues to provide opportunities for the young and the poor.  With support from the ACC in Canada and Australia, St. Augustine's School provides primary education for children in Nkolbisson, a disrtict of the capital city that has been targeted for educational initiative by the national government.  Nearby, the parish of St. André hosts a sewing school, where young women and girls learn marketable skills. 

As is the case with all mission work, funds are needed.  Building materials for the cathedral and sewing machines for the school top the list of current needs.  Those who are interested in donating may do so by clicking here and putting "Cameroon Mission" in the box marked "Add special instructions."  As always, gifts to the MSSP are tax deductable donations in the United States.

Tagged: cameroon, cathedral, st augustines school