St. Therese of the Little Flower World Mission, Inc. (STLFWM) is an independent mission board dedicated to serving orphaned and impoverished children by funding Catholic missionary projects in Africa. Missionary projects are carried out by the Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus of the Catholic Diocese in Bukoba, Tanzania.
Divine Mercy Girls Seminary (DMGS) Tanzania, Africa A Catholic Secondary Boarding School for Girls Founded in 2014
There is an urgent need to educate and empower girls in Tanzania, which is primarily an agricultural society. Most girls from rural areas are not educated beyond elementary school. This is due to secondary schools being located only in cities and lacking safe boarding. DMGS provides a Catholic secondary school education including safe boarding for girls. DMGS students are free to discern either a religious vocation as a nun or a non-religious vocation. Empowering girls through education and spiritual formation helps break the cycle of poverty. To read more click below:
DIVINE MERCY GIRLS SEMINARY CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Update and New Dorm Construction
The current dorm at DMGS has deteriorated beyond repair and needs to be torn down. A new dorm will cost $1,138,765. Please consider a donation toward construction of this much needed dorm. There is a matching gift offer for this project. Your donation will be matched. For more information please click below:
In October 2022, a stone perimeter wall with three entrance gates and guard stations surrounding the entire DMGS campus was completed. The new wall provides security and eliminates safety concerns.
Thanks to generous donors, construction of a water well on campus was completed in August 2019. The students no longer need to walk miles daily for water and are grateful for this vital improvement. To see new well and perimeter wall click below:
St. Therese of the Little Flower Orphanage (STLFO) Burundi, Africa
The Burundi genocide left children orphaned, starved, homeless and emotionally scarred. In response, the Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus founded St. Therese of the Little Flower Orphanage in 1996. The Sisters created a loving family environment that allowed the children to adopt a spirit of forgiveness for the pain caused by genocide.
Since 2006, the Orphanage Sponsorship Program has been serving 55 children from early childhood through young adult. The majority of the 55 students are now living self-sufficiently. Those remaining in the sponsorship program (as shown in photo above) currently attend college, except for one with special needs. To read more click below:
A Message from Sr. Pudentiana Kirungo Mushumbusi, STH
"The world should know that we are all one in God and we need to support each other on the journey. Amen." Sr. Pudentiana Kirungo Mushumbusi, STH Watch her interview below:
A Message of Gratitude to Our Donors
St. Therese of the Little Flower World Mission is grateful for the support of our generous donors. By partnering with the Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, your donations provide for the children's daily needs, education and spiritual formation. With love and gratitude, the children and Sisters keep you in their hearts and prayers.
What does your sponsorship mean to a child?
"My sponsor chose me and cares about me." "I will work hard in school for my sponsor." "My sponsor prays for me." "I want to make my sponsor proud of my accomplishments."
St. Therese of the Little Flower
"Remember, that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love." St. Therese of Lisieux
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