Rev Msgr Benedict Obidiegwu, administrator of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos, and Cecilia Pinta, health coordinator, open doors for Grace & Light within Roman Catholic parishes.
Grace & Light’s Jos volunteers expect to begin visiting Catholic congregations for vision sharing and testing, following an advocacy visit with Rev Obidiegwu - assistant to the Most Reverend Dr Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, who is also President of the Nigerian Bishops and President of the Episcopal Conference of West African Catholic Bishops - and Mrs Cecilia Pinta who is health coordinator for the Jos diocese.
“During our meeting, we were able to explain Grace & Light’s focus on social righteousness and our activities counselling, testing and establishing life sharing groups,” said international coordinator Tassie Ghata.
“Rev Obidiegwu and Mrs Pinta were open to partnering with Grace & Light and committed to supporting us by writing to their local congregations and encouraging them to welcome our volunteers in to Sunday services. We are delighted!”
There are more than 400 catholic churches in the Jos diocese. The Jos volunteer team will begin contacting local priests in January.