Urgent Need for Van for FATEB

Urgent Need for Van for FATEB

The loud clap of colliding, crunching metal left the driver temporarily in a coma and all that was left of the van was an unrecognizable heap of scrap metal. After twelve years of faithful service, the van was gone and along with it all means of transport for FATEB Seminary in the Central African Republic.

On Behalf of the leadership of the Bangui Evangelical School of Theology I am writing to share with you the immediate need to replace the FATEB van and to ask that you prayerfully consider providing assistance.

Background on Bangui Evangelical School of Theology (FATEB).

FATEB, is an Evangelical Christian educational institution that is equipping leaders for churches and Christian outreach in French Africa.  There, Christian churches are in enormous need of well-trained Evangelical leaders.  Students come from west and central Africa to study at FATEB’s main campus in Bangui, Central African Republic and at its branch campus in Yaounde, Cameroon.  Through its educational programs, FATEB has been graduating leaders to serve a population of 325 million people for 42 years.

For the past 12 years, a donated 13-passenger van, has transported students and family members to local hospitals and clinics when they needed medical care.  Visiting professors and other friends of the school have been received, chauffeured to and from the International Airport.  Construction supplies and school equipment have been purchased and transported to campus in this van.  It has been critical to the operation of the institution.

This past August, the van was involved in a crash that seriously injured the driver and demolished the van.  Since then, the school has been without transportation, compromising both the health of campus personnel and the smooth operation of the administration.

A 13 passenger replacement van can be purchased locally with all import taxes paid for $45,000.  The school’s spartan budget cannot accommodate the purchase of such a van that is so greatly needed.  A small amount of money has been received for a new van, but the majority of the replacement cost is still lacking.  

Would you be willing to consider contributing to the purchase of a new van for FATEB?

Donations can be made by check to Mtelo Ministries, mailed to 302 W 5th Street Suite 210, San Pedro, California 90731 or on-line at www.mteloministries.org.  Mtelo, a faith-based 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, is a fiscal sponsor for the Seminary, assesses no fees, and sends your entire contribution to FATEB.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at 310-739-5710 deborah@bergcm.com should you have any questions.

Thank you so much for your past support of FATEB, your prayers  and your consideration of this request.

By His Grace Alone,

Deborah Berg

On behalf of Dr. Nupanga Weanzana Wa Weanzana, President of FATEB

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