The pictures of a Catholic priest’s dare-faith visit to a Fulani community in Bauchi State to share the gospel with them are trending on the social media.
Father Isaac Iwar, VC, who is ministering at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi State made the historic visit to the Fulani community located at Tafare Village, near Zwal Town, in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State on August 21, 2020 while returning from a funeral mass of a parishioner.
Explaining to Catholic Star the inspiration behind the visit, Father Iwar said: “I think a lot of the problems we face are due to lack of encounter and communication with one another. When we get closer to people, even if we just smile at them, we reduce so much of the stranger-gap between us and them. So as much as I get the opportunity, I try to create a moment of encounter between us and them.”
“Maybe they fear us just as we may fear them, and they suspect that we hate them just as we may think about them. If they get to know us, all that suspicion, fear and apprehension will die away.”
The priest expressed joy that the visit was fruitful as he was warmly received by his host who even asked if he could pray for them which he obliged.
Father Iwar was ordained a Catholic priest of the Via Christi Society on September 1, 2018 alongside 20 others by Most Revd Salvatore Cordileone, the Archbishop of San Francisco.

Published by Ernest I.

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