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Seychellois couple to fight poverty, injustice in South Africa, drawing President's praise

Victoria, Seychelles | February 24, 2017, Friday @ 16:00 in National » GENERAL | By: Daniel Laurence and Betymie Bonnelame | Views: 3878
Seychellois couple to fight poverty, injustice in South Africa, drawing President's praise

A Seychellois couple, Achille and Annielle Confiance are leaving everything behind to go and help those less fortunate in South Africa. (State House)

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(Seychelles News Agency) - Two Seychellois from the Pentecostal Assembly are embarking on a journey as missionaries in South Africa with the Operational Mobilisation (OM) team.  

Achille and Annielle Confiance, a Seychellois couple, will leave the country on March 5.

Achille told SNA that they are on a rewarding task to help bring a ray of hope for the people in South Africa.

“As we take a look at things around us, we can see that dashed hope and despondency has become a widespread phenomenon. Too often children are going for days without food and shelter. Therefore, our primary focus is to impact poverty, hunger, injustice and suffering,” Achille said.

The couple recently met with the Seychelles’ President Danny Faure who expressed his admiration for their noble efforts and bravery to commit their time in becoming missionaries and at the same time being ambassadors of the 115-island nation in the western Indian Ocean.

"I appreciate when I see people breaking away from their comfort zone and taking the time to help others voluntarily,” Faure said.  

Faure added that: “It is for this reason that I would like to give my full support to both of you in pursuing your mission to provide knowledge, help and hope to those in need. Furthermore, you will be representing your country on this mission, and we are proud of you."

The couple recently met with the Seychelles’ President Danny Faure who expressed his admiration for their noble efforts and bravery (State House) Photo License: CC-BY

 Annielle said, “We are ready to leave everything behind, go and help those less fortunate than us.”

She added that sometimes people do not realise that we cannot achieve this on our own. "We need the support of all our Seychellois brothers and sisters to pursue our mission."

During the meeting, Achille and Annielle shared their calling to be missionaries as a couple, with OM in South Africa. They will be spending two years with OM, training other people who wish to help the less fortunate, and conducting outreach programmes.

The couples will also be eligible to pursue their chosen field of service on any OM ships after their two-year service.

OM has been working in South Africa since 1986, and besides mobilising the church and training missionaries to go into the world either by land or by sea, they also have become more diverse in responding to the needs in South Africa.

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