Countries like South Africa, South America, Guatemala, Zambia, India, and areas with special needs such as for those in rural United States receive aid along with special disaster relief for emergencies. We can provide financial support for basic necessities such as heating fuel, clerical stipends, and liturgical supplies. Your financial support also makes possible the training and mentoring new priests, coordinating church-related activities for children, conducting Mass, confirming new church members, and coordinating construction of new church buildings.
The parish of St Matthew’s, Hammaskraal had a catastrophic fire two years ago. The Southern African TAC and the IAF were able to assist Fr. Thopola rebuild his church and get things back on track. In the Parish of St Paul, Puthditjhaba, Qwa Qwa, we identified the need for a church and rectory in order to make the presence of the Traditional Anglican Communion felt in the area. The church in Southern Africa built a church (St Paul’s) and the International Anglican Fellowship assisted from the Fraser Baron Trust to build a rectory for the priest and his family.
In Guatemala Bishop Ruben Rodriguez 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. IAF funding helps him to continue this ministry.
Enabling Missionary Work
The Southern African TAC is vibrant and growing. We serve people of more than 15 languages and the areas are very widespread. Travel is dangerous and expensive and some IAF funds go a little way to assisting us in our missionary work, for that is what it is. The people are very hungry for the Word of God and we are pledged to bring the message of the Grace of God to them. This Parish Church of St Paul, Puthditjhaba, Qwa Qwa, was built by the TAC in Southern Africa. St Paul is now a large parish with two outstations.
Education and information is provided through our bookstore. Two very popular books, The Practice of Religion and The Ways and Teachings of the Church, are available in limited quantities. We also offer certificates for use in ACA Churches.