Bomadi, 04 February, 2021 / 3:34 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Congregation of Our Lady Star of the Sea serving in Nigeria’s Apostolic Vicariate of Bomadi situated South of the West African country have received a financial boost from the international charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International to continue their apostolate in the mission characterized with hardship.
In a Thursday, February 4 report, the leadership of ACN notes that unlike in the North of Nigeria where Islamists continue to wreak havoc against Christians, Islam does not play any significant role in this area.
A majority of the population still follow traditional African religions, “although many people are very open to the Good News of the Gospel, which is helping to liberate them from their fear of evil spirits and witchcraft,” ACN leadership says in reference to the Apostolic Vicariate of Bomadi in Nigeria.
The work of evangelizers is, however, not easy in the area that is characterized with extreme levels of poverty, the leadership of the Pontifical charity organization, which reaches out to evangelizers working in areas of extreme suffering notes.
“This is a region of deep poverty, with very little infrastructure, such as roads, and little access to clean drinking water, basic medical care or electricity,” says the leadership of ACN, adding that given the myriad of different waterways in the Niger Delta where the Vicariate is located, many of the villages can only be reached by river.