Sunday, May 29, 2016

International Partner Update - Anawim Home Orphanage

On Tuesday May 24, Sister Oresoa Selo-Ojeme spoke to a group of Nativity parishioners. Sister Oresoa is the founder of the Sisters of the Poorest of the Poor and her order runs the Anawim Home Orphanage outside of Abuja, Nigeria. She came to share her personal story of how she founded her religious order and how she has been called to serve the poor. Everyone who gathered to hear her speak found the presentation compelling, inspiring, and humbling.

Sister Oresoa also offered an update on construction of the secondary school & boarding house. The building is complete and they are currently stocking up on furniture and school supplies so that they can open their doors this fall!

One of our young parishioners shared with Sister that she and her brother had saved up all their own money to buy bricks for the school during Nativity's Advent Giving Campaign. Sister was extremely moved by the story and by the generosity and both ended up hugging and crying. It was a touching moment and Sister filmed the young girl telling her story so that she can show the Anawim children when she returns home.

Sister Oresoa also shared with the parishioners that the political climate and unrest in Nigeria continue to get worse. She is praying for change and peace.

In August, Sister has 10 new Sisters making their vows and joining the order, bringing her total to 30.

We join Sister Oresoa in praying for peace and change in Nigeria. We pray for the completion of the primary school and for all the young children that will be touched by its presence. We pray for Sister Oresoa and the Sisters of the Poorest of the Poor. May God bless them and guide them in their mission to serve our less-fortunate brothers and sisters.

Sister will be attending Mass this Sunday at Nativity. If you see her, be sure to say hello!


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