Such a Church could never have been built without the generous aid of those individuals and supporters who took upon themselves the responsibility and hard work of bringing the Church to life. Especially important is the help given by the sponsors of this Russian Orthodox Parish, so far from our Motherland. The assistance provided by Companies and individuals in the construction of our Parish is incomparable and has been crucial in erecting the only Russian Orthodox Church on the African continent in the sub-Sahara region. During every Liturgy, prayers are said for the “blessed founders of this holy house” and for “the benefactors and donors to this holy Church”, amongst whom it is necessary to mention: