" Do small things with great love." Mother Theresa
Devastating Explosion Kills Hundreds and Injures Thousands in Brazzaville
Your Help is Needed
On Sunday, March 4, 2012, a military munitions facility located in the heart of Brazzaville exploded. Whole neighborhoods were flattened, at least 230 killed and more than 2000 injured. Many people were left homeless; children left wandering the streets searching for their parents. Fortunately no one at the orphanage and clinic were injured or killed; but there was extensive damage to the compound
In the words of Sister Brigitte, "Huge explosion in Brazzaville yesterday with the military equipment, a lot of death and wounded. We lost so many families and friends. Some died during the mass at St Louis Parish.Some People died praying the rosary at Notre Dame of Fatima Parish after their first mass. Other on the street going to churches. Some Neighboroods , do not exist anymore, they are all destroyed. It is disaster! We are Ok by miracle, but, we have no roofs, no windows, no doors, no ceilings, the kitchen is destroyed so is the entrance of our chapel and the stain glasses.The key , we are safe.Thanks be to God.Please pray for us. All God's blessings! LOve and prayers, always" Brigitte
Sister Yengo's Children are the orphaned, the handicapped, the homeless in the Republic of Congo.
Due to the ravages of the five-year civil war and the AIDS epidemic, there are nearly 100,000 orphans in the Congo - a country of only -3.5 million people.
Sister Brigitte Yengo, along with several other sisters and volunteers, provides a safe and loving home to about 50 of these orphans, ranging in age from a few weeks to nine years old.
Polio is still a scourge in Africa. For many people afflicted with the aftermath of polio, a wheelchair provides not only mobility, but also a sense of freedom and a job because these wheelchair bikes in turn are made by handicapped people.
The Mission also contains a chiropractic medical clinic and rehabilitation and occupational programs for the blind and disabled.
As National Director of the Special Olympics program in the Congo, Sister Brigitte Yengo brings a great sense of accomplishment and self-worth to her special needs athletes.