Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A New Roof for St. Peter Claver Church, Lowoi Village, South Sudan!

As I shared in the blog post entitled  "Raising the Roof" on St. Peter Claver Church in the Village of Lowoi, South Sudan on March 21 of this year, Franciscan Mission Outreach partnered with St. Stephen's Charitable Fund, Sacred Heart Parish and its Knights of Columbus, and St. John the Baptist - all from the Hot Springs area of Arkansas - to raise the funds for a new roof the the village church, left unroofed for almost 20 years due to Sudan's civil war. When I was in South Sudan in May I was able to meet with representatives of the Diocese of Torit (in which the parish is located) and a building contractor to finalize plans for the project. Work began in May. The photo above and below were taken in June, and show the work in progress.

The two photos below show the completed work on the church, taken just a few days ago. It's beautiful, well done and was finished in record time. To see the difference, compare these photos with the ones from the earlier blog posting showing the unroofed church.

My heartfelt thanks goes out to all the FMO donors and benefactors whose financial support helped make this miracle possible!

The new completed roof on St. Peter Claver Church, Lowoi, South Sudan.