Provincial Superior of the Ghana-Liberia Province of the Society of the Divine Word Missionaries, (SVD) Rev. Fr. Cyprian Kuupol, SVD has charged members of the congregation to readily accept missions to areas their services are needed.
Delivering his inaugural address as the Ghana-Liberia Provincial Superior for the 2023-2026 triennium on June 1, Fr. Kuupol, SVD said all although it is comfortable to stay in one place, It is much more enriching to be available to different people for them to benefit from various God-given talents given them as missionaries.
He added that confrerers must at all times be reminded as members of the Society, each one opted and responded to the call of the congregation which holds primary evangelisation at its heart.
“It is always comfortable to stay at the same place but it is far more enriching to avail ourselves to different people to benefit from our various God-given talents. The comfort of being at one place should be avoided bearing in mind the missionary calling of each one of us. Let us be constantly reminded that we all opted and responded to the call of the society which holds primary evangelisation at its heart,” Fr. Kuupol, SVD said.
Fr. Kuupol, SVD also charged confrerers to work together to help make the Ghana-Liberia Province of the Congregation self reliant.
“One important issue that demands our attention is working towards self-reliance. Dear confreres, this drive calls for collective sacrifices in all regards to identify and develop self-reliant projects. In fact, for almost 85 years now, the province has been at the mercy of Rome.”
“The time is now to stand on our own feet or depend little on our usual benefactor. Thus, the demand for each district to identify and set in progress at least one income-generating venture with the help of the PDO office or otherwise is still in force,” Fr. Kuupol, SVD urged.