In Peru, the 14 villages of Chazuta, in Moyobamba, are all located away from the city center, with the most remote only accessible by boat. The faithful in these communities do not have access to catechetical formation, and members often feel separated from the life of the Church. Through a grant from the Collection for the Church in Latin America, the religious congregation of the Missionaries of Jesus provided faith formation, spiritual retreats, and workshops to nearly 250 people. Upon completion, participants were better equipped to help others deepen their faith and answer questions. The program also renewed their sense of commitment to their parishes and created stronger bonds within their families. Through this program, members of the Chazuta villages felt the love and support of the universal Church. Please support programs like these in this collection.
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