Friday, 10 October 2008


The basic roofing works of Kungi new church building is estimated to cost thirteen million, four hundred and forty-three thousand, three hundred francs CFA (13,443,300 FCFA). The Christian community of Kungi is very grateful to St Cuthbert’s Parish, Seaham, in England, who helped them to raise the building from foundation to the structure that is there now. If they get the roof put, they will move into the new structure for Masses and all their activities while continuing to work to gradually continue with all the other aspects of the building. That is why they have appealed to the village community of Kungi to assist them in any small or big way to tackle the roofing of the church building.

The resources of the people are meagre, but they have the will to join hands to complete this house of worship. Some Catholic Christians of the village have donated trees from their forest reserves to be felled and sawn into timber for roofing the Church. At the time of writing this news, 30 Eucalyptus trees had been donated by Catholics and non Catholics of Kungi village. Seven of the trees have already been felled and sawn into 284 pieces of timber.
The timbers are transported by head-load from where they are sawn to the Church Plot where they will be used. On “country-Sundays” (days when farm work is not done in the village) men and women go to the forests to transport the timbers. Everybody is encouraged to transport at least three timbers on each “country-Sunday). At the time of writing, 232 pieces of timber had already been stacked on the building site.
It is said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. The Catholic Community of Kungi have taken a giant step at the beginning of a long journey. Their journey up till this point has missing footsteps. Was God carrying them at those points where their footsteps are missing? Will God still carry them through the course of the rest of the journey? It takes faith to begin a Church project like the Kungi Community have done.
By Giwa Immaculate
(language assistance by R.Tanto)


At Tuesday, October 28, 2008 6:05:00 pm, Blogger nkuogeorge said...

Greetings from Kumbo;
I am so happy to discover this beautiful website of our dear Binju Nkambe parish. I write to congratulate all those who have contributed so much to realise the wonderful church project in Kungi. I am very proud to discover what goes on through this website.Thanks a million to the parishioneers of St Cuthbert.s New Seaham for coming to the help of the christians of Kungi. I am happy to belong to this greatfamily and I pray that God should bless you all abundantly. God bless you all. + George Nkuo, Bishop of Kumbo


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