|The old bridge in Long Chang Village. © David Bu Htang Pai, 2016.|
Situated in a remote area of Myanmar, the Diocese of Sittwe is in dire need of motorbikes and bridge infrastructure to proclaim the Gospel more effectively and reach out to people in locations that are difficult to get to, some which can take a week to walk to.
This project has two aspects to it that will bring life-changing transportation to rural Myanmar. Activities include purchasing five motorbikes as well as re-building the bridge that connects Long Chang Village and the church compound.
Instead of walking, the diocesan office staff and priests will use the motorbikes to travel to look after the 26 parishes and 19,400 church members - for pastoral care and mission trips, proclaiming the Gospel.
In Long Chang Village there are 53 families out of the 74 households in the village who are members of the church. The bridge that connects Long Chang Village and the church compound was built by the church some 20 years ago. It is now unsafe, especially during rainy season.
Buying motorbikes will help the diocesan staff and some parish priests in their church planting activities as well as ease the difficulty of traveling.
The project is critical in limiting the time wasted walking on foot for pastoral care and mission trips as well as ensuring safety in the village of Long Chang. Please give generously.
MM011MM needs $10,000 in 2018 (non tax-deductible)
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