I really enjoyed getting to visit with Sister Rosemary so informally on October 28th during the congratulatory reception sponsored by the College of International Studies. She has such an incredible story in all that she has accomplished, yet she seems so real and humble. This is a woman who has devoted her entire life to helping the victims of the LRA in Uganda, and though she has seen so much pain, suffering and evil, she still is able to smile and make everyone in proximity laugh. I think that’s an amazing gift. I’m sure possessing this personality trait that has been part of her effectiveness of ministering for her girls in their emotional, physical and educational well-being. I cannot wait to read the book over Winter break, Sewing Hope by Reggie Whitten and Nancy Henderson, to learn more about her story of combating the aftermath of the atrocities committed by Joseph Kony and his followers. She helps run a home for girls and young women, many of whom have survived being abducted by the LRA, but have now been rejected from their communities. She gives them opportunity for an education and livelihood that they would have otherwise foregone and a caring heart when they were turned away by those who should have loved them. Sister Rosemary has a contagious spirit about her. I enjoyed just being in her presence as she talked with such joy. I hope she will return to the States again soon and that I will be able to talk with her again someday.
- International Student Visit
- Should compassion be mandatory?