This is a piece of good news regarding our state, Western Equatoria. Cameras attached to trees close to the border between Congo and Western Equatoria have taken pictures of a rare elephant--the forest elephant. It is smaller than the savannah elephant, has smaller tusks and more rounded ears.
The students have been playing games and watching dvds about Africa. Trish had bought a set of dvds that show mostly the environment--plants and animals and the amazing geological features. We are all learning a lot. Madagascar is the strangest. Friday night we watched Lion King. They loved it!
They do work every day slashing down weeds and grass. It's now the dry season and to protect against fire we cut down the weeds and grass around the edge of the compound and inside. Our one woman wanted picture of herself hiding in the avocado tree. She was on the ground just peeking through the branches.
We celebrated feast of the Immaculate Conception on the 11th. There had been some problems in the part of town where the Blessed Virgin Mary Sisters and the Franciscans stay so they came here for a couple of days. It was a nice celebration. Everyone contributed to making something.
Please continue to pray for peace in South Sudan.