In the border town of Renk, South Sudan, a three-room health clinic supports the medical needs of a large city, the surrounding areas, and the never-ending stream of people passing through this border town. There are low food supplies and high rates of malaria. Medical care comes in the form of a midwife, a physician, and medicine.
There is never enough medicine.
Every year, we host a benefit concert for South Sudan, with musicians from our parish joining other musician-friends for an evening of both vocal and instrumental music. Nearly $12,000 is raised each year from gifts given at this event. 100% of the proceeds are used to purchase medicine and fund the Renk Health Clinic. Some of our own parishioners have visited the Diocese of Renk in South Sudan, and have developed relationships with those suffering.
As of April 2015, we are pleased to report that Pastor James Aliet and his family are alive. Bishop Joseph has also reported that things in Renk have improved greatly, and people are returning in large numbers. He appreciates all who have prayed for him and the people of South Sudan. As a community, we stand with them in the face of war's evils.