Tarasaa Parish, Malindi, Kenya: Changing Mindsets

He (Fidei Donum priest, Fr Kinoti) also calls for a change in the mindset of the Christians who have long held on the mentality of receiving gifts from Missionaries.

“For a long time in Africa, we believed that the work of a missionary was to give, to construct Churches, Schools and Hospitals while ours was just to receive. Things are different now and it is upon us to build our own Church,” says Fr. Kinoti.

He adds, “I believe the biggest challenges that Fidei Donum Priests face stem from the fact that they are Africans with nothing (material) to offer. They come with nothing to entice the locals into Christianity and therefore face a hard time being accepted.”

Source: ACIAfrica

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