On 26th May 2018, The Comboni Missionary Prayer Group organised a Barn Dance to raise money for the Comboni Sisters to help look after South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda. So far over £13,000 has been raised.
“Dear Sr. Natalia, Sr. Graça and members of the Cenacle Missionary Group,
Peace and Joy in the Lord.
I want to start my Writing by apologizing for the delay in making myself present to each one of you by a felt word of gratitude.
Sr. Natalia has been informing me about your activities and in a particular way about the success of the Barn Dance. I was really touched! I thank God for the strength and the passion that God gives to you all. I thank each one of you for your closeness to the Lord and for allowing your hearts to beat as one with the Heart of Jesus, feeling and hearing the cry of the poor. Thank you very much for your wonderful support and your prayer.
We, as Comboni Sisters, together with you and other friends have been successful in building a small house and starting a ministry in Palorinya, North of Uganda among the refugees of South Sudan, we are very happy for all that we have been able to accomplish in God’s name. Now, we as Comboni Sisters are looking forward to pass the mission already settled to an African, local Congregation called “the Sacred Heart Sisters” to give continuity to the work we started in this refugee camp. This in order to allow us to return to South Sudan to continue our mission in this country so much torn apart by a situation of war of which we cannot foresee its end. We are aiming, by God’s will, towards the middle of next year 2019 to be able to have the local congregation settled in Palorinya Refugee Camp. This will enable us to offer a reliable continuity in the service to the refugees and at the same time the possibility of returning to South Sudan where there is a great need of personnel and support in order to carry on with the different ministries we are involved in; education, health and pastoral…
My superiors have already assigned me to Upper Nile Region, Renk, where we have a community left with only two Sisters with the whole responsibility of the schools, nursery, primary and secondary, and the pastoral work in the parish. By God’s grace we will do our best.
You can look for Upper Nile State, Renk province in the Internet, is one of hottest regions affected by the conflict.
I ask the Lord to bless each one of you and to continue to give you His strength and love.
Sr. Dorinda Lopes da Cunha
Comboni Missionary Sister”