Writing from South Sudan

Sr. Carolyn Buhs

Sr. Carolyn Buhs returned to South Sudan in August 2014 to continue her teaching ministry with Solidarity with South Sudan. Sister had worked with SSS for two years and was out of the country during the December 2013 uprising in Malakal where she lived. The continuing unrest and danger in that region prevented the staff from returning to their compound. Eventually, the compound was damaged and their belongings looted. Sister recently enjoyed a short furlough in the U.S., but is glad to be back in South Sudan.

Greetings from Wau in Western Bahr el Ghazal!!!

I’ve been here almost one and a half months and have begun entering library books into the Small Library Organizer Pro and have even been able to print spine labels for 100 books!!! Step by step.

Displaced families crowd into camp on United Nations base in South Sudan capital
South Sudan. Photo by Jeffrey.

The rains are quite good in this part of South Sudan. The Health Training Institute is well laid out with cement paths and murram roads so we don’t need to use gum boots. However, the road from Wau to Juba is muddy and the lorries with gas cylinders are stuck somewhere, so we have no cooking gas. In our kitchen we have a big wood stove that gives us a good lunch, thanks to our cook, Mary!

Thank you for keeping us in your prayers. Your prayerful support have helped me recover from pneumonia and then from malaria. God is Good!


  1. Dear Sister Carolyn:
    Our Middle School Religion class at IHM really enjoyed your visit. For our last class, the kids decided to organize a bake sale to benefit your mission in South Sudan. What is the best way to get contributions to you?
    Therese Madden

    1. Dear Ms. Madden,

      Sr. Carolyn was delighted to hear from you and very grateful to you and the students!

      She responded to your question, saying: “I think the easiest way for them to send the money for our College here in South Sudan would be to send it to Sr. Joan Mumaw, the Solidarity with South Sudan fundraiser in the USA. Joan’s address is:
      Friends in Solidarity, Inc. (with South Sudan)
      8808 Cameron St.
      Silver Spring, MD 20910
      A check could be made out to Friends in Solidarity, Inc. and a note could explain that the donation is for Solidarity Teacher Training College in Yambio.”


      Rachael on behalf of the Sisters

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