Connecticut Churches Help Congregation In Ecuador

Leslie Beard and Becky Wilbur distribute soccer balls and other gifts to children in Tacusa.Ansonia —Eight Episcopal parishes will join together Saturday evening to celebrate the beginning construction of a new church more than 3,000 miles away.

The parishes, which make up the Lower Naugatuck Valley Deanery, have spent the past year raising funds to restore a church in Tacusa, Ecuador that was swept away by a storm a few years ago.

“We decided that it would be a good thing for our deanery to do mission work in a place that’s far away from here,” said Rev. Amy D. Welin of Christ Episcopal Church in Ansonia. “The people of Tacusa are worshipping outside. There’s something about not having a church. They don’t even have an altar.”

Read the entire story on the Valley Independent Sentinel here.



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