Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.
We put these words into action through a local food pantry at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and through our refugee ministry known as Africans United. We collect food and funds through our monthly “Silver and Tin” (Silver is change and Tin is the canned food) collection which helps to supply the needs of the food pantry.
Through the ministry of Fr. Gabriel Ipasu we help African refugees in our area to integrate into our country, become good citizens and help them in time of need. We get many chances to meet the people we are helping and celebrate with them.
We have a long history of overseas mission work starting with our first mission to Rwanda in 2005. We have supplied a number of critical needs for overseas churches, especially in Africa. There have been regular mission trips to Africa each year.
For the last two years we have participated in the Apolo2 teaching mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Tanzania. In other years we have provided medical assistance and electrical and computer work in Rwanda.
We are involved in Mission India, an effort to expand the Church in some of the more remote areas on India. We also are working with a priest in Haiti with the possibility of starting a Haitian ministry.
Last year we helped the Diocese of Toliara in Madagascar to rescue women from human trafficking and provided relief when they were struck by a cyclone. We also provided flood relief for the diocese of Upper Shire in Malawi.
We'd love for you to join us in our missions ministry to help others in need!