Current Projects

Right now, the Fellowship is providing financial support for 6 major missionary projects. Each of these involves missionary efforts for clergy and churches that are members of the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC). (Click here to see a map of Current Projects)

 

Diocese of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
 

Diocese of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean : The Right Reverend Juan Garcia, Presiding Bishop of the Diocese, has established a new church in the Dominican Republic. This is a great step forward for the region. Father Ramon Suero has been selected as the first priest.

 

 

 

 

Anglican Church in Southern Africa

Project Soweto:  The IAF Board of Directors has unanimously agreed to assist the Anglican Church in Southern Africa in its plan to build a 300 seat church in Soweto, a large (close to 6 million people) area just outside of Johannesburg.  The land has been purchased and architectural plans for the church, which will be named “St. John the Evangelist, have been drawn up.  The Rev Fr Wonderful Vusimuzi has been named to lead the project and will be St. John's first priest.  Approximately $220,000 are need to complete this important project that will be a major step in bringing Anglicanism to Soweto.  Anyone wishing to designate a contribution specifically to Project Soweto should so indicate on their check.

 

Construction of the Chapel of St. James in Chiaj, Ilotenango, GuatemalaConstruction of the Chapel of St. James in Chiaj, Ilotenango, Guatemala

Traditional Anglo-Catholic Latin American Province (TACLAP)

Based in Guatemala Bishop Ruben Rodriguez, despite ill health, travels extensively throughout Guatemala, Honduras, and other parts of Central America, training and mentoring new priests, coordinating church-related activities for children, conducting Mass, confirming new church members, and coordinating construction of new church buildings. From all accounts, Bp. Rodriguez is the driving force behind the existence of the Traditional Anglican Church in that part of the world. IAF funding helps him to continue this ministry.

Construction of the Chapel of St. James in Chiaj, Ilotenango, Guatemala
Construction of the Chapel of St. James in Chiaj, Ilotenango, Guatemala
 
Construction of the Chapel of St. James in Chiaj, Ilotenango, GuatemalaConstruction of the Chapel of St. James in Chiaj, Ilotenango, Guatemala
Church building under construction in Chisamba Parish, Zambia
Church building under construction in Chisamba Parish, Zambia

Continuing Anglican Communion in Zambia

Fr. Andrew Mukuyamba is the Archdeacon of this province and is also the sponsor for the IAF project. Headquartered in Lusaka, Zambia, the province contains 19 congregations averaging 150 members each. Supporting an organization of that size and geographic disbursement with 5 priests and 3 deacons in a country suffering from widespread poverty must be quite a challenge. Yet Fr. Andrew presses on by continuing to build new churches, repair and maintain older ones, while supplying clergy with the sacramental necessities. Pictured here is an ongoing building project and the interior of an existing church.

 

Interior of an Anglican church in Zambia 

 
Interior of an Anglican church in Zambia

 

Village children celebrate a Christmas cultural program in India
Village children celebrate a Christmas cultural program in India

The Anglican Church in India (ACI)

Headed by Archbishop Samuel Prakash, Metropolitan of the ACI and Acting Primate of the TAC. Funding provides scholarships for Christian students in their primary classes (22 at present). The church also sponsors a Christian youth camp each summer which requires funding for boarding, lodging, and a stipend for camp leaders. The IAF also supports the Rev. David Chattri who, with his family and an assistant, conducts missionary training for villagers in remote rural areas.

Christmas cultural program in a diocesan school in India
Christmas cultural program in a diocesan school in India

 

This is one of the parishes in Zimbabwe  it needs serious attention, but the people come joyfully and faithfully to worship Our Lord Jesus Christ despite their poverty.
This is one of the parishes in Zimbabwe it needs serious attention, but the people come joyfully and faithfully to worship Our Lord Jesus Christ despite their poverty.

The Church in South Africa

Southern Africa is very poor with large numbers of unemployed (about 45% of the population) and many refugees from neighboring states who have poured into South Africa. Political turmoil and bad governance in neighboring countries has created a huge problem of poverty and many people live well below the breadline in sprawling shack communities on the edges of the cities. HIV and AIDS are rampant amongst these communities.

 

Bp. Gill:  We have a vision for growing and developing our church in Southern Africa. Our commitment is to doubling the size of the TAC presence in Southern Africa in 10 years. St. Cyprians (pictured below) has achieved this and we do need to extend our work into many poorer areas.  

Bp. Gill: 
We have a vision for growing and developing our church in Southern Africa.
Our commitment is to doubling the size of the TAC presence in Southern Africa in 10 years.
St. Cyprians has achieved this and we do need to extend our work into many poorer areas.

     

 

The parish of St. Matthew's, Hammaskraal had a catastrophic fire two years ago. Fr. Thopola has been ill ever since, being quite elderly and having inhaled a great deal of smoke. The Southern African TAC and the IAF were able to assist Fr. Thopola rebuild his church and get things back on track. We were able, with the assistance of the IAF, to make St. Matthews into the lively and working parish it once was.

St. Matthews just after the fire

 

 

St. Matthews just after the fire
     
The rebuilt St. Matthews Parish   Fr. Thopola receiving his new vestments after the fire

The rebuilt St. Matthews Parish                      

 

Fr. Thopola receiving his new vestments
after the fire