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Fr. John 7
May Update: Hi Everyone, Belated Greetings from South Sudan. I hope everyone has been able to keep safe from the pandemic. Here in South Sudan, Covid 19 is in the Capital City, Juba - but so far no recorded cases in my area of Rumbek. However we have been preparing ourselves for a major onslaught soon - as the government has reopened roads and airports that were formally closed. Why the government reopened borders and shops just as the outbreak is spreading here, nobody knows but it is bad politics at play. Schools and Churches remain closed but our work continues in a positive way. We completed the building of our new primary school which we will officially opened when the pandemic has passed. We also have been helping communities in deprived areas to get water through the drilling of bore holes. Each borehole costs 9000 euros to sink to a depth of 80 meters and put a handpump on it. We have also been helping the Missionaries of Charity( Mother Teresa Sisters) to get dried milk for the 70 or so abandoned babies that they are looking after. They are struggling to get the food in from neighbouring Kenya due to the pandameic. Here is the story of one of the children who ended up in Mother Teresas sister orphanage..... Baby Christopher Latt Maker. His mother knew that her delivery time was near and as this was her first child, she asked the UN to give her a lift to Rumbek from her town of Mapour. The UN were going to do food distribution near to Rumbek. . When they reached half way on the journey , the UN convoy was ambushed by rebel gun men. They shot indiscriminately at the UN vehicles. There was a lot of shooting and chaos. In the fighting, The mother of baby Christopher was killed - along with 2 of the UN members. When the fighting stopped, the rest of the UN personnel continued on their journey and brought the dead 2 UN members and baby Christopher's mothers body to the hospital. Baby Christopher was then brought to the Mother Teresa's sisters - still covered in his mothers blood from the shooting. She is now being taken care of by a volunteer girl in the sisters orphanage. Just a sketch of some of the work we continue with here in the Parish of Holy Cross, Rumbek- South Sudan. During the month of May, we gather with some members of the community for a “social distancing” Rosary. We remember you all at this time. Blessings and Keep Safe. John
New Primary School in Abarkou - an area that has had no official school before – just a “hedge” school.
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Fr. John 7
May Update: Hi Everyone, Belated Greetings from South Sudan. I hope everyone has been able to keep safe from the pandemic. Here in South Sudan, Covid 19 is in the Capital City, Juba - but so far no recorded cases in my area of Rumbek. However we have been preparing ourselves for a major onslaught soon - as the government has reopened roads and airports that were formally closed. Why the government reopened borders and shops just as the outbreak is spreading here, nobody knows but it is bad politics at play. Schools and Churches remain closed but our work continues in a positive way. We completed the building of our new primary school which we will officially opened when the pandemic has passed. We also have been helping communities in deprived areas to get water through the drilling of bore holes. Each borehole costs 9000 euros to sink to a depth of 80 meters and put a handpump on it. We have also been helping the Missionaries of Charity( Mother Teresa Sisters) to get dried milk for the 70 or so abandoned babies that they are looking after. They are struggling to get the food in from neighbouring Kenya due to the pandameic. Here is the story of one of the children who ended up in Mother Teresas sister orphanage..... Baby Christopher Latt Maker. His mother knew that her delivery time was near and as this was her first child, she asked the UN to give her a lift to Rumbek from her town of Mapour. The UN were going to do food distribution near to Rumbek. . When they reached half way on the journey , the UN convoy was ambushed by rebel gun men. They shot indiscriminately at the UN vehicles. There was a lot of shooting and chaos. In the fighting, The mother of baby Christopher was killed - along with 2 of the UN members. When the fighting stopped, the rest of the UN personnel continued on their journey and brought the dead 2 UN members and baby Christopher's mothers body to the hospital. Baby Christopher was then brought to the Mother Teresa's sisters - still covered in his mothers blood from the shooting. She is now being taken care of by a volunteer girl in the sisters orphanage. Just a sketch of some of the work we continue with here in the Parish of Holy Cross, Rumbek- South Sudan. During the month of May, we gather with some members of the community for a “social distancing” Rosary. We remember you all at this time. Blessings and Keep Safe. John
New Primary School in Abarkou - an area that has had no official school before – just a “hedge” school.