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News from Fr. John:
Greetings from Rumbek, South Sudan. I hope you are all enjoying coming out of Covid restrictions and weathering the storms that are battering Europe at present. I would like first of all to thank the Gary Askin family and friends for the 6500 euros that was raised in his beloved memory some weeks ago and was presented to me, via my brother James, for education projects in South Sudan. I have attached some of the stories of the students who have received some of the funding for their educational needs. I would also like to acknowledge the gift of 2600 euros given through Pauline McCarey from the Cash for Clobber clothes collection. All of these funds are of tremendous support to our on going Mission work. Thanks to everyone for the support given. The photos show school materials being loaded on our pickup, women gardening projects, getting the JCB up and running, new water Borehole in one of our schools and the new school garden project etc.
The outcomes from the educational opportunities provided by Fr. John and his helpers and the cooperation of the local people have been wonderful and never imagined by some of the young people growing up in the conditions of South Sudan. It also shows the result of sponsorship received by Fr. John and others from people here at home and the use that is made of such donations and what can be achieved from our small generosity. To show that, we have a link here where a girl from South Sudan (pictured above) tells us of her journey through education and, with the help and encouragement from Fr. John, she is achieving her wildest dream of becoming a qualified Nurse and Midwife - worth a read. Our nurse student in Uganda who came from a refugee camp: https://youtube.com/watch?v=57iiH6ZN1SA&feature=share All this work and effort by Fr. John is appreciated greatly by the people and I quote here a Gratitude letter from the Anglican Bishop when his daughter graduated: Happy New year to you all I hope everything is well with you by the Grace of God. Kindly find attached a thank-you note which my dad asked me to share with you. He could have done this by himself, but he has a challenge with a laptop and internet. I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the great work you have done and you are still doing in South Sudan especially on girl's education. May God continue to bless you Kind regards Hellena Rial Isaac Aluakluak Diocese Mapuordit Payam Lake state-South Sudan Date 14/01/2022 RE: GRATITUDE SPEECH By the Grace of God, All things are Possible. Dear people of God, we are gathered here today, to appreciate and give thanks to God for the protection, guidance and the love He has shown to Hellena. Hellena has been studying in Nairobi-Kenya for 3 years, with all the challenges she faced during her studies, she still strives for her best and came home safely. For us Christians, we believe that, God always has a special contribution in everything we do. I must say, the success of Hellena is not only for her, or us the family, but for the community and South Sudan at large. To begin with, Hellena started her studies in Comboni primary school here in mapuordit; she was always among the best students. It was because of her performance in school that’s why I allowed her to go to the secondary level. In our Dinka culture, once the lady reaches the maturity age, she is supposed to get married, but Hellena proved me wrong by making sure she outshines all my expectations. She went to Loreto girl’s secondary school where she did her interview and she was admitted. Hellena with her hard work and with the help of God by her side plus themissionaries supporting her, she got the second position in the state. She managed to get a scholarship where she went to study in Nairobi-Kenya. She stayed in Kenya for 3 years and she got first class honors. It’s not just first class that we are grateful about today, but it’s the courage, the strength, the wisdom and the intelligence she has been having, it is the decisions she makes and everything she does that we are grateful about. Girls often face a lot of temptation, of falling into the wrong direction, but Hellena never allowed such or misused her freedom. She used it well and that’s why we are here today. Hellena is not just our daughter; she is a gift to us. She has been making us proud since the day she was born. And she has made me believed that, not all girls are the same as some of us parents say for example; “once one girl is pregnant, then the next one will get pregnant” Hellena made me accept the fact that, educating and empowering girls is a great achievement. Hellena, when she was still in secondary school, she advice me to take her little sister called Rachel Ajak to Loreto girls, I told her, my daughter, now you want her to join Loreto and I don’t have resources to educate you both, where can I get money? She told me, baba, don’t worry, God will provide. And for sure, God will provide became the actual reason why her sister was able to finish her secondary school. We are happy in a special way God has blessed Hellena and us all as a family. In addition, we are not only grateful for the success of Hellena only, but also, we are grateful to those who supported her, who advised her and encourage her to continue until today. We are grateful to the Comboni Missionaries, particularly Fr. Placido Majambo who sponsored Hellena’s university education. In his absence, we would to like to take this opportunity to appreciate his contribution and support to this family. We would also like to acknowledge the support of Fr. John Skinnader who has always been there for Hellena whenever she needs help. He supported Hellena when she was in secondary school and still support when she asks for help. We would also like to appreciate Sr. Orla for the good work she is doing towards transforming the future of girls in South Sudan. Many ladies who are successful today come from Loreto, and this is something we should be grateful about. I encourage Sr. Orla to continue with this good way of empowering young women in South Sudan. For all the people I have mentioned plus those I haven’t mentioned, God said; Give and you shall receive. I am saying this because the support the missionaries gave to Hellena can only be rewarded by God because this kind of support is big enough to be compensated. May the almighty God bless you all Thank you Rev. Bishop Isaac Nyariel Aleth Aluakluak Diocese Eastern Lake States
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News from Fr. John:
Greetings from Rumbek, South Sudan. I hope you are all enjoying coming out of Covid restrictions and weathering the storms that are battering Europe at present. I would like first of all to thank the Gary Askin family and friends for the 6500 euros that was raised in his beloved memory some weeks ago and was presented to me, via my brother James, for education projects in South Sudan. I have attached some of the stories of the students who have received some of the funding for their educational needs. I would also like to acknowledge the gift of 2600 euros given through Pauline McCarey from the Cash for Clobber clothes collection. All of these funds are of tremendous support to our on going Mission work. Thanks to everyone for the support given. The photos show school materials being loaded on our pickup, women gardening projects, getting the JCB up and running, new water Borehole in one of our schools and the new school garden project etc.
The outcomes from the educational opportunities provided by Fr. John and his helpers and the cooperation of the local people have been wonderful and never imagined by some of the young people growing up in the conditions of South Sudan. It also shows the result of sponsorship received by Fr. John and others from people here at home and the use that is made of such donations and what can be achieved from our small generosity. To show that, we have a link here where a girl from South Sudan (pictured above) tells us of her journey through education and, with the help and encouragement from Fr. John, she is achieving her wildest dream of becoming a qualified Nurse and Midwife - worth a read. Our nurse student in Uganda who came from a refugee camp: https://youtube.com/watch?v=57iiH6ZN1S A&feature=share All this work and effort by Fr. John is appreciated greatly by the people and I quote here a Gratitude letter from the Anglican Bishop when his daughter graduated: Happy New year to you all I hope everything is well with you by the Grace of God. Kindly find attached a thank-you note which my dad asked me to share with you. He could have done this by himself, but he has a challenge with a laptop and internet. I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the great work you have done and you are still doing in South Sudan especially on girl's education. May God continue to bless you Kind regards Hellena Rial Isaac Aluakluak Diocese Mapuordit Payam Lake state-South Sudan Date 14/01/2022 RE: GRATITUDE SPEECH By the Grace of God, All things are Possible. Dear people of God, we are gathered here today, to appreciate and give thanks to God for the protection, guidance and the love He has shown to Hellena. Hellena has been studying in Nairobi-Kenya for 3 years, with all the challenges she faced during her studies, she still strives for her best and came home safely. For us Christians, we believe that, God always has a special contribution in everything we do. I must say, the success of Hellena is not only for her, or us the family, but for the community and South Sudan at large. To begin with, Hellena started her studies in Comboni primary school here in mapuordit; she was always among the best students. It was because of her performance in school that’s why I allowed her to go to the secondary level. In our Dinka culture, once the lady reaches the maturity age, she is supposed to get married, but Hellena proved me wrong by making sure she outshines all my expectations. She went to Loreto girl’s secondary school where she did her interview and she was admitted. Hellena with her hard work and with the help of God by her side plus themissionaries supporting her, she got the second position in the state. She managed to get a scholarship where she went to study in Nairobi-Kenya. She stayed in Kenya for 3 years and she got first class honors. It’s not just first class that we are grateful about today, but it’s the courage, the strength, the wisdom and the intelligence she has been having, it is the decisions she makes and everything she does that we are grateful about. Girls often face a lot of temptation, of falling into the wrong direction, but Hellena never allowed such or misused her freedom. She used it well and that’s why we are here today. Hellena is not just our daughter; she is a gift to us. She has been making us proud since the day she was born. And she has made me believed that, not all girls are the same as some of us parents say for example; “once one girl is pregnant, then the next one will get pregnant” Hellena made me accept the fact that, educating and empowering girls is a great achievement. Hellena, when she was still in secondary school, she advice me to take her little sister called Rachel Ajak to Loreto girls, I told her, my daughter, now you want her to join Loreto and I don’t have resources to educate you both, where can I get money? She told me, baba, don’t worry, God will provide. And for sure, God will provide became the actual reason why her sister was able to finish her secondary school. We are happy in a special way God has blessed Hellena and us all as a family. In addition, we are not only grateful for the success of Hellena only, but also, we are grateful to those who supported her, who advised her and encourage her to continue until today. We are grateful to the Comboni Missionaries, particularly Fr. Placido Majambo who sponsored Hellena’s university education. In his absence, we would to like to take this opportunity to appreciate his contribution and support to this family. We would also like to acknowledge the support of Fr. John Skinnader who has always been there for Hellena whenever she needs help. He supported Hellena when she was in secondary school and still support when she asks for help. We would also like to appreciate Sr. Orla for the good work she is doing towards transforming the future of girls in South Sudan. Many ladies who are successful today come from Loreto, and this is something we should be grateful about. I encourage Sr. Orla to continue with this good way of empowering young women in South Sudan. For all the people I have mentioned plus those I haven’t mentioned, God said; Give and you shall receive. I am saying this because the support the missionaries gave to Hellena can only be rewarded by God because this kind of support is big enough to be compensated. May the almighty God bless you all Thank you Rev. Bishop Isaac Nyariel Aleth Aluakluak Diocese Eastern Lake States