We are very excited to report back to you about our recent Community Engagement trip to Yei, South Sudan. It was an incredible week as we lived and worked with the people of the Kakwa tribe to help make Fr. John’s dream a reality.
Our shipping container, full of the school buildings, desks, toilets, and other supplies, is en route to Yei, South Sudan.
At the SOW Board of Directors meeting on June 16, 2014, the Board unanimously voted to initiate the school project, which starts the process for more exciting developments.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Benefit Banquet! It was very successful, and we’re so grateful everyone was generous with their bids and donations. Our organization is blessed to have such wonderful people supporting us as we work toward building our school.
This Lent, our community is banding together to serve the needs of our sisters and brothers in South Sudan by building a school for the children living in Yei. You are invited to walk in solidarity with us by keeping us in mind with your prayers, fasting, and almsgiving.
Seeds of Wisdom in South Sudan officially launched its fundraising campaign at the Rochester parishes in February and March 2014.
Learn more about Seeds of Wisdom, the history of South Sudan, and our mission in this video.
The Board of Directors for Seeds of Wisdom in South Sudan had an informational and sign-up booth in the gathering space. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to learn more about us and our mission.
A team of three St. John Catholic Church parishioners, Chris Price, Steve Deick, and Cris Fischer, went on a fact-finding trip to Yei, South Sudan in September to learn about the area, the culture, and how best to work with the local community, and, in particular, Fr. John’s people (The Kakuwa). Read more for a brief summary of the visit.