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News & Updates

Most Ambitious Projects Started!

September 30, 2022

The summer months proved fruitful!   Together with our partners in Cameroon and Uganda we've launched two of our most ambitious projects yet.  Funding for both were approved by the Board of Directors on August 27, the feast day of our patroness St. Monica.

The first project is to build a lodging rooms for the Health Center in Rubanda.  With no resident staff, the Health Center depends upon traveling physicians who are currently hosted by local families.  The residency hall will provide modest rooms for them to stay, likely increasing the frequency and duration of visits to serve local needs.

The second is our first project in Cameroon.  Partnering with the Diocese of Kumbo we are breaking ground on a permanent Health Center in Akweto.  A rural area, Akweto has no Health facilities currently.  This ambitious project will build a two building Health Center for general health as well as a maternity ward.

We were blessed in September with a new Board member joining us.  Bob Stalilonis brings financial expertise and a lifetime of loving service to our Lord.  We look forward to Bob's leadership on our team.

Certainly not least on the list is the continued support of our donors.  One time and ongoing donations have continued to come throughout the summer making the projects we are undertaking possible.  We are humbled and thankful for your investment to provide Better Lives for our brothers and sisters in Africa.

May God bless you richly,

Dr. Bill Martel, Amagara Marungi President

Community College Complete!

June 20, 2022

With great thanks to our supporters, the Mazzoldi Community College classrooms are complete!

Pictures of progress over the past year can be found in our gallery, including the finished building.  The classrooms will be used to train young adults in Uganda in trade skills, allowing them to better support their families and communities.  The board of Amagara Marungi is thankful to the Apostles of Jesus missionaries for allowing us to assist in this powerful project to provide Better Lives to Uganda.

Planning for our next projects is well underway, both in support of health care.  The health center in Rubanda is in need of an operating theatre as well as rooms for visiting physicians.  Concurrently, plans for a health center in Akweto, Cameroon are being developed.  The health center at Akweto, if pursued, will represent Amagara Marungi's most ambitious undertaking to date.

Thank you for your continued support to provide Better Life to those in Africa who provide for our spiritual lives here in the US.

Dr. Bill Martel, Amagara Marungi President

Thank you for the support!

April 23, 2022

Happy Easter to all!  Lent was filled with blessings as so many contributed to the work for a Better Life in Uganda and Cameroon.  We are thankful to Dom & Jimmy at Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World; the excellent mystery of Our Lady at Kibeho generated great awareness of Amagara Marungi.  We have been humbled by the donations and fantastic emails of support, far beyond our expectations.  Thank you!

We've begun discussions with Bishop George Nkuo of the Kumbo Diocese in Cameroon for the potential building of a Health Center in the rural area of Akweto.  The Kumbo Diocese currently provides five missionary priests to serve the needs of the state of Maine.  While this Health Center would be our most ambitious undertaking to date, your generous gifts have encouraged us to proceed to the next steps.   Prayers for prudence and wisdom are appreciated.

Finishing touches on the Mazzoldi Community College classrooms in Uganda are underway and we will continue to post updated pictures in the gallery. 

On behalf of the Board of Amagara Marungi let me again thank Dom, Jimmy, SQPN, and all those who have generously supported this mission to provide a Better Life for the African communities that provide a Better Life for us in Maine.

- Dr. Bill Martel, Amagara Marungi President

Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World

February 4, 2022

Amagara Marungi was highlighted on Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World, episodes 192 & 193.  The episode investigates the mystery of Our Lady of Kibeho, the only approved Marian apparition in Africa.  You can watch or hear the episode at SQPN. com or by connecting to one of the following links:

Unexpected Grace

December 30, 2021

There were no plans, no thoughts, no designs; only friends, needs, and opportunities.  At least for our part...

Divine grace on the other hand apparently had sovereign plans, thoughts, and designs for 2021, and in His mercy He included us.  In His grace he offered the Board of Amagara Marungi an opportunity to be Kingdom people in a different way.  We were offered the blessing of serving Him by serving the "least of these".

It started as a simple desire to support those who support us.  We wanted to support the African families and communities who send us their sons and daughters for our spiritual needs.  They give us so much, could we not in thanks give something back ?

God blessed our efforts and allowed us to serve.  We quickly learned, however, that we could not out-serve Him who modeled service from the beginning.  Every attempt to provide became a provision in return...every gift given, a gift received...every support lent, a support supplied.

2021, an Unexpected Grace.   We humbly look forward to what He will do in 2022.  Please join us! 

- Dr. Bill Martel, Amagara Marungi President

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