Sisters from Kenya Join Missions in Georgia

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Sisters from Kenya Join Missions in Georgia


Singing at church choir, visiting nursing homes, and helping the poor: These are some of the works that two Kenyan sisters are doing in the Glenmary missions in Southwest Georgia.

Sisters Ancilla Abonyo and Imelda Ngwitu came from Kenya in December 2023 to serve in Early and Randolph counties. “The community here is just amazing. They are very welcoming people, loving, caring, and very kind to us,” Sister Imelda says.

Sister Ancilla agrees: “I feel accepted in the new ministry because of the overwhelming support I have received from Glenmary leadership, Glenmary members in Blakely, and parishioners of St. Luke and Holy Family Parish.”

In addition to the two parishes, in Georgia Glenmary participates in C-Hope Ministries, an organization that provides transitional housing, case management, prayer, a food pantry, and basic job opportunities to people in need. The two sisters are working for that organization too.

The two sisters are also building a communal prayer group at one of the parishes, especially the rosary after Mass, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament once a week, explains Sister Ancilla.