Blessings in Disguise

This article first appeared in Comboni Missions magazine winter 2018/19 Blessings in Disguise Mission Hardships Are Transformed with the Right Vision By: Kathleen M. Carroll Father Gregor Schmidt knows the rigors of mission as well as anyone. In Fangak County, South Sudan, it’s not unusual for him to wade through waist-deep waters for

Giving the gift of water

For more than a year now you have helped us share the gift of safe, clean water with refugees living in Uganda. Over the summer we had the privilege of extending that gift to our missionaries living in difficult situations in South Sudan. Fr. Gregor Schmidt spent the summer with us in

South Sudan: a People Trampled

Originally Published in Mondo e Missioni Magazine (October 2017). This article was translated from Italian to English by Father Daniele Moschetti ; edited by AFJN staff Lauren Rogers and Jacques Bahati. Permission to reproduce, translate and distribute was granted by the Author. Thousands of deaths, millions of refugees, an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.

South Sudanese Bishop Paride Taban wins prestigious Four Freedoms Award

South Sudanese Bishop Paride Taban, a Comboni Missionary, will receive the Freedom of Worship Award, one of the Four Freedoms Awards presented every other year in Middelburg, the Netherlands. Han Polman, Chairman of the Roosevelt Foundation, announced February 6 that Bishop Taban will receive the award for his extraordinary efforts toward bringing peace

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