"The work that you came to do
... we have learned it."
In the 1970’s the Franciscan Friars Conventual began ministering in Ghana, West Africa.
Brother Vincent Vivian, then a young Franciscan, saw the great suffering that leprosy caused the people there. Starting a small center to cure and care for children suffering from the disease, today known as Hansen’s Disease, Brother Vincent changed the lives of countless people in Ghana.
Kofi Nyarko was only 13 years old and already suffering from the deformities of leprosy when he met Brother Vincent and the Franciscans in his hometown in Ghana. After curing of the disease, Brother Vincent helped Kofi get all the follow-up care he needed as well as an education. After marrying, raising a family, and a career in education, Kofi now travels the world helping international health organizations eradicate leprosy.
As Kofi’s life illustrates, a gift to the Franciscan Mission Association is an investment in the future, impacting lives for generations to come.
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