‘A book for every pupil, a Bible for every catechumen’ – this is the goal of the Missionary Brothers of Saint Paul in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Three quarters of the people in the diocese of Kisantu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are Catholics. Yet Christian schoolbooks, Bibles and catechisms are hard to come by, since there are no bookshops. In any case, the 30 parishes and the schools are scattered in towns and villages.

Many of the roads and tracks are almost impassable, owing to the deep sand and mud. So the missionary brothers are taking books to the pupils and their teachers wherever they are. But without a jeep they cannot do it. ACN is helping them with a donation so that there will be no obstacle to the spread of the Good News.

This article can be found in Mirror 0416.