The Diocese of Puerto Rico, alive and well, has just done a remarkable thing.
According to ENS they have pledged $300,000 to Episcopal Relief and Development. ENS writes, "The Diocese of Puerto Rico has made a three-year commitment to Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) to contribute a total of $300,000 to the organization in support of the Millennium Development Goals Inspiration Fund. "This will be the largest gift ever received from a single diocese in Episcopal Relief and Development's history," and ERD release said."
The Diocese of Puerto Rico is now over 100 years old and has churches throughout the island and a wide variety of medical, social and educational institutions serving the people of Puerto Rico. The two most recent bishops - Bishop Reus and Bishop Alvarez -have been from Puerto Rico. Their two ministries have spanned more than forty years and during that time the church in Puerto Rico has grown rapidly.
This commitment is yet another sign of the service of this diocese to the world.