In Cameroon, a clinic is still unfinished

August 08, 2016 by John Omwake

Father Alphonse Ndutiye is seeking funds to finish the unfinished health clinic in Edea.

by John Omwake, editor of The Trinitarian

In the city of Edea, in Cameroon’s Littoral Province, a building remains partially completed.

Enough concrete blocks have been erected to give an outline of its shape, but provide no indication of its finished state—or the reason why it’s being built.

The Ven. Alphonse Viscaniat Ndutiye knows why. Vicar General of the ACC’s work in the west African republic, Father Ndutiye wants to build a health clinic in Edea as a tangible sign of the Church’s presence and its desire to reach out to people who need care but find it difficult to obtain.

Compounding the problem is rampaging inflation in Cameroon, which has doubled the prices of needed supplies, plus destabilization caused by Boko Haram, the radical Islamic terrorist group, in the north of the country.

Even so, he and his growing flock keep hope alive, and pray that, sooner rather than later, God will stir the hearts of generous donors, and turn their dream into reality.

For the full story on this subject and others like it, see the upcoming issue of The Trinitarian.