Small Mission Projects
For the Comboni Missionaries, there is always a project to tackle – whether it is constructing building, digging a well, education, or providing material needs. In many countries, our missionaries face situations where they are starting a ministry and church buildings from scratch, in unstable political climates amidst extreme poverty. We want to share a few examples with you.
In this section, you’ll learn how the talents, service, collaborative ministries, and perseverance of Comboni Missionaries bring the Gospel to the poorest and most abandoned; and how their projects reflect the needs and growth of their ministries.
The Mission Office of the North American Province is a liaison between the Province, individual missionaries and overseas Provinces. This Office generally brings the needs of the missions to the attention of the North American public.
Building Chapels for the Poor in Ecuador
Comboni Missionary, Fr. David Bohnsack, works to rebuild chapels
Imagine going to Mass in a small wooden chapel that is ready to fall in around you. There is great faith among the people of the San Lorenzo parish and “La Casa de Pobre” villages in Ecuador, but resources are limited. Comboni Missionary Fr. David Bohnsack knows well of the peoples’ faith, and is even teaching the sign of the cross to some who have never heard of it. Dignity is needed for prayer and worship – and that begins with a sturdy chapel structure. Learn more about this chapel building project and Fr. David’s ministry in Ecuador.