Covid-19 hit hard all over the world, but the Devine Mercy Vocational Training Institute was uniquely impacted. The girls are at grave risk of sexual exploitation without the protection of the Institute, and now must stay on campus and avoid traveling back and forth. The need for completing the dormitory construction is thus urgent. Fr. Evarist has made an appeal for additional funds to accelerate the construction of the dormitory building before the rainy season sets in. Read more about the Institute by clicking here, and make a donation if you can help out.
Father Everest was a member of the Order of Apostles of Jesus and had been a priest for 17 years. He traveled to the village of the Nyanja just before Christmas to conduct several funerals. He spoke to Council #81 member Rich Pulice two days before he died. Although he was not able to see it opened, we are heartened to know that Father Evarist was able to return to the Home, and to see the amazing progress made on the dormitory.
Following his passing, work on the dormitory continues, and we are now at the point of supplying it with mattresses and other related necessities. We expect 35 girls to begin residing there in the next few days. The Sister of the Consolers of the Sacred Heart will continue to operate the Home, and to care for Father Evarist’s mother, father and uncle. A few of our friends and partners in Uganda are assisting with legal and operational matters.
Thank you for your faith and support of the Home. The progress made there would not be possible without Council #81’s support as well many of our member’s individual support. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Evarist. His mission will continue. May he rest in Peace.