Progress on the Clinic
Work in progress on overhead water tanks & generator building.
Sister Ursula has been visiting Jefferson City, Missouri for years. She comes to the U.S. to rest and recuperate, to pray and receive respite, and to connect with her family. During her stays in Jefferson City she has come to know many in the community and beyond. They know her for her passion and her tireless work for the poor and sick. They know her for her enormous smile and endless expressions of gratitude. They know her for her willingness to beg to obtain the resources she needs to feed the hungry and minister to the sick.
When she shares her story, it’s irresistible. So we stopped resisting and made it our mission to support the work of the Sisters of the Poor of Abakaliki by helping build the convent, expand the Order, and, through them, minister to the most vulnerable among us.
Sister Ursula has been nominated for National Award by the Department of Medical Social Workers of Nigeria. View her Award Letter here.
Our Vision is for a thriving Religious Order of Sisters of the Poor serving the poor and disenfranchised in Abakaliki and all of Nigeria through the works of the Religious Sisters.
The Sisters of the Poor need a convent, a place where Sr. Ursula is joined by others committed women who find and feed the poor, and who bring much needed medical care to the sick, dying, and disabled. That convent is becoming a reality now. The walls are up. The plaster is on. But the inside must be finished before the convent house can welcome more new Sisters to the Order.
Young women are ready and waiting. They are willing to care for those who need help. But the Convent house must be finished before the expansion of the Religious Order can take place.
Join us as we bring this vision to fruition: a convent house full of Sisters who extend the hand of Christ’s mercy and love to those who cannot help themselves.