Missionary Journey to Tanzania

11969789_1465157972.7541_funddescriptionDear Friends,

Holy Spirit Church in Fremont, California adopted a sister parish in Tanzania (East Africa) in 2013.  For the past three years we have funded three projects of our sister parish of St. Joseph the worker, Ndungu, which is the poorest parish in the Diocese of Same.  Thanks to your support and the recent fund raising efforts, we will be able to give them over $60,000.

 Together with four other parishioners of Holy Spirit Church, I intend to visit our sister parish in Tanzania, for the first time, from July 3 -13, 2016.  This journey will enable us to connect with the life and culture of our sister parishioners and assess first hand their needs.  I am eagerly looking forward to celebrating Eucharist with them and creating bonds with those faraway but lovely people of God. 

 May I kindly request you to financially and prayerfully support my missionary journey to Africa.  Any small fund that you can provide for this undertaking will be gratefully appreciated and you will be gratefully remembered at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

 With love and gratitude,

Fr. Mathew Vellankal


  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 47 mos
  • Kathryn De Rama  
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
  • E S 
    • $50 
    • 48 mos
  • Issa Qumsieh 
    • $500 
    • 48 mos
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Mathew Vellankal 
Fremont, CA
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