Medical van heads to Africa

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 on May 1, 2022

FREDRICTON — An archbishop, two priests and three lay people gathered for the blessing of the Diocese of Ho’s mobile medical clinic on Feb. 25. The vehicle will soon be transported to Halifax, where it will be shipped via Belgium to Tema, Ghana for use in the Volta region. The two million people there have little or no health care.

After a tour of the van and its components, Archbishop David Edwards of the Diocese of Fredricton, New Brunswick, prayed for the factory and its employees who outfitted the vehicle, offering thanks for their hard work. He prayed a blessing on the Companion Diocese Committee, the parishes that donated, and the many Rotary clubs, members and others who supported the project. He also asked for protective blessings on the vehicle’s journey, arrival and use, and most especially, for the many people who will receive medical care from it.

The blessing follows a two-year fundraising campaign that had a great deal of support from Rotary, individuals, parishes and parish groups.

“I’m very grateful to the people who donated and to God for his provision,” said Archbishop Edwards afterwards. “I hope it travels safely and is used for many years.”

New Brunswick Anglican


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