Since 2000, generous American Catholics have provided thousands of dollars for projects which were submitted to our office by the bishops of Turkmenistan. These efforts have helped the Church in Turkmenistan rebuild itself and begin to live and serve in freedom. The following are just a few examples of past, ongoing, and new projects sponsored through our office.
With your help, we have …
… Helped the mission in Turkmenistan establish itself
…Supported the evangelization program of the Oblate Mission in Ashgabat
The Oblate Mission has developed an evangelization program which includes catechetical education, dissemination of literature, scholarships for catechists, and publishing of religious materials.
… and we continue to …
… Support the mission as it continues to serve and grow
Catholics have lived for decades in this traditionally Muslim nation and the Church ought to meet their spiritual and pastoral needs. This project helps the mission do just that. Request submitted: $15,000
…Support religious programming cassette distribution in Central Asia
Kana Studio in Novosibirsk, Russia is producing religious programs for local broadcast. Since the costs of setting up video studios in each of the Central Asian countries would be prohibitive, the idea of setting up a system of TV cassette distribution was born. These programs are used by priests and religious in their pastoral work. Catholic television also creates a feeling of unity among Catholics separated by tremendous distances in this remote part of the world. This service is offered free of charge to the parishes. Amount requested: $7,000.