Vast stretches of South Sudan are covered by water during the rainy season. Father Gregor and the other missionaries working with him carry only the essentials for journeys to the mission’s many outstations. (All photos courtesy Father Gregor Schmidt.)
This woman is standing on dry land. During the rainy season this area is flooded with waist-deep water.
Cattle are very important to the Nuer tribe of South Sudan. They signify status and wealth.
Fr. Gregor, Fr. Alfred, and Fr. Christian serve the people of Old Fangak, South Sudan. Their parish has more than 25,000 Catholics and is spread over about eighty villages.