Arise and shine for your light has come, the glory of the Lord is rising on you, though night still covers the earth and darkness the peoples.
Columban lay missionary Hyein Noh, better known as Anna, lives and works in the Philippines. After getting to know the women in her parish, and realizing how desperately poor they were, Anna, with the help of Columban benefactors, launched a candle making livelihood project called "Light the Life." The women make candles and earn income for their families. The program also helps in the holistic development of the women, making them value their own self-worth. The women in the program make candles that light the homes of others, but they are lighting their own paths as well.
God depends on you to carry out his plan for the world.
As a Columban donor, you play a vital role in bringing Christ to people living on the margins of society in some of the poorest countries on earth. Our world can be a cold, dark and unwelcoming place. Together we can warm it and brighten it with the bright light of Christ.