Accra, 03 November, 2019 / 7:12 pm (ACI Africa).
Following the conclusion of the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019 (EMMOCT2019) commissioned by Pope Francis, a Church leader in Ghana has appealed to Catholics to renew their commitment in supporting the Universal Solidarity Fund arguing that it is not possible to evangelize without financial resources.
“Evangelization is impossible without financial resources,” the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Ghana, Fr. Isaac Ebo Blay told Christians at the closing Mass for EMMOCT2019 at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Legon, Accra Wednesday, October 30.
Looking back at the start of Christian evangelization, Fr. Ebo Blay said, “Missionary work, as a systematic enterprise designed to spread the Christian Faith, needed a goal and a plan from the very beginning if it was to be successfully implemented.”
He added with regard to missionary work, “It required planning, organization, structures and strategies, but, above all, it needed and still needs resources.”
The Ghanaian priest who is also Archdiocesan Archivist for Cape Coast expressed the need for capacity building of agents of evangelization saying, “People need to be trained and equipped to do the job and ultimately the financial means to translate the plans into reality.”