Greetings from South Sudan and hope you are well. Enclosed is a story that happened recently here in Malakal that keep me balanced reflecting on life.
Jago Deng Awangyang lived to be 105 years old. Before she died on May 31,2022, she wanted to be baptized.
With her family and friends at her bedside in the Doctors without Borders Hospital at our UN camp,we celebrated the Sacrament of Baptism welcoming her into our Catholic Church Community.
Although Jago could barely speak due to severe pneumonia, her eyes were wide open as if to know and understand what was happening.
It was an unbelievable moment. Four days after her death, we had the funeral service in our Church. We prayed for Jago Deng who is now enjoying a new life without end in the Risen Christ while giving thanks for her many years of life with us.
Fr Mike Bassano, mm
Fr. Mike Bassano
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