Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe Commentates - Lifetime Special "Women of the Bible" directed by Actor / Director / Producer Roma Downey - #WomenOfTheBible


Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe commentates in Lifetime Special "Women of the Bible" directed by Actor / Director / Producer Roma Downey.

Don’t miss the premiere of #WomenOfTheBible on @LifetimeTV this Sunday at 7/6c. http://bit.ly/12nPqrr

"Women of The Bible" provides a fresh look at the sacred text from the perspective of its heroines. Revealing little known insights about some of the most impactful women in biblical history.

The special will weave biblical stories with commentary from some of today’s most impactful leading ladies and scholars from the faith community.

There is a really terrific line up including Christine Caine, Rabbi Geller, Michelle McKinney Hammond, Joyce Meyer, Candida Moss, Reina Olmeda, Eva Rodriguez, Sister Rosemary, Priscilla Shirer, Angela Thomas, Kay Warren and Victoria Osteen.

Please join us in letting everyone know to watch this Sunday night and help us spread the word .

Please tell your friends about “Women of The Bible” and share with your community.

@Sister_Rosemary @ProsForAfrica #SisterRosemary #ProsForAfrica #sewinghope #WomenOfTheBible


Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe 
For the last 30 years, Sister Rosemary of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus based in Juba, South Sudan, has answered the call to serve the least among us from the epicenter of a bloody and violent civil wars that decimated northern Uganda and South Sudan. 

Armed with only a sewing machine, Sister Rosemary openly defied Joseph Kony and the rebel soldiers and commanders of the Lord’s Resistance Army in their 20-year reign of terror. Since 2002, Sister Rosemary has enrolled thousands of girls who had been previously abducted by the LRA or abandoned by their families. 

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe 
2007 CNN Hero

2014 UN Women Awards Honoree
2014 Time 100 Most Influential Person in the World 


www.prosforafrica.com
www.sewinghope.com
www.sistersunited.com



Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe --- #Giving Tuesday --- Donate at: www.ProsForAfrica.com



Tuesday – December 2nd is ‘GIVING TUESDAY’ FOR NON-PROFITS


 #GIVINGTUESDAY - December 2, 2014

****WHAT WILL YOU GIVE?****

For 25+ years, Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) committed heinous atrocities against the children in Uganda. These children were kidnapped, tortured, mutilated, abused, raped and made sex slaves. They were also trained to become soldiers and even had to kill their own family members, as well as others. 

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe openly defied the warlord Joseph Kony and the LRA in their reign of terror to save these children. 

Sister Rosemary started St. Monica Girls Tailoring Centre in Gulu, Uganda to help these young girls and their children. There are three schools in Africa that are supported by Sister Rosemary; one in Gulu, Uganda; one in Atiak, Uganda and a third school is in the process of being built in Torit, South Sudan. 

‘HELP’ Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe help these young women and their children.  The need is great there!  

$500 takes care of one young mom with one child for an entire year in Uganda.

$500 provides food, shelter, medicine, clothing, transportation and more for each of these families for one year.  

Tuesday – December 2nd is ‘GIVING TUESDAY’ FOR NON-PROFITS



 #GIVINGTUESDAY - December 2, 2014

****WHAT WILL YOU GIVE?****

Monday, November 10, 2014

The story of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe (Time 100 Most Influential Person) ---- Coming to Netflix on November 15, 2014






Sewing Hope coming to Netflix ---- November 15th....

The story of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe ---- Time 100 'Most Influential Person in the World 2014' / CNN Hero 2007

Josephy Kony tore these girls' lives apart.  Can she stitch them back together?

If you missed the documentary during the film festivals --- you can now download and view starting the 15th of November on Netflix.

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe --- ONE WOMAN STANDS ON HOPE

Narrated by Academy Award Winning Actor - Forest Whitaker below shared this in his status:

"Sewing Hope: a beautiful tribute to the amazing work of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe to heal the wounds of former child soldiers in Uganda. Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUbGD6waqvs PROS FOR AFRICA."

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"SEWING HOPE"
(Documentary of Sister Rosemary's life)
DIRECTOR / PLAYWRIGHT: Derek Watson
PRODUCER: Rachelle Newman-Whitten (Founder of Sisters United - http://www.sistersunited.com/)
NARRATED BY: Forest Whitaker

Reggie Whitten / Founder of PROS FOR AFRICA http://www.prosforafrica.com/ & Nancy Henderson -- Authors of documentary book "Sewing Hope" http://www.sewinghope.com/

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe speaks at Uganda National Prayer Breakfast / being honored by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni




The 16th Annual Parliamentary National Prayer Breakfast in Uganda is scheduled for October 8, 2014 at the Hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe is a special guest speaker for this event. 

On October 9th -- Sister Rosemary will be honored by the President of Uganda - President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. 

@Parliament_UG @ubctvuganda @observerug @nbstvug @ntvuganda @Sister_Rosemary @ProsForAfrica #Time100

We are so proud of you Sister Rosemary.

Congratulations!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe challeges Stephen Colbert to come to Africa




Sister Rosemary vs Stephen Colbert 

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe challenges Stephen Colbert  to come to Africa.  She has been training.  She says she will win in Africa.  

Stephen Colbert do you accept the challenge?

Check out Sister Rosemary's youtube video challenging Stephen Colbert.

She has a personal trainer helping her in Uganda --- Terence Crawford who is an undefeated professional boxer in the Lightweight division. He is the current WBO Lightweight champion.

http://youtu.be/CTGwtCsI0Wk

#rumbleinthejungle2 #colbertvssisterrosemary #bringbackourgirls #Sisterrosemary #prosforafrica #Sistersunited #stephencolbert @StephenAtHome  @prosforafrica @Sister_Rosemary #Time100

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thanks Followers for your support! --- I just hit 150K+ views on my Youtube Channel and 46K+ views on CNN iReport -- Patty Cake Greetings From The Heart


THANKS FOLLOWERS.....I LOVE YOU!!....just checked my youtube and other stats...now have hit:

150,046+ views on my Youtube Channel 
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46,388+ views on CNN iReport with 18 stories actually airing on CNN.com and/or  CNN TV 
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30,000+ Shared / Viewed on Facebook my Scholarship Research for kids wanting to go to college  +++ thousands of more views on my other media resources. 
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I am now an official 'Femfessional'.
Read the interview on me by Femfessional CEO Violette Sproul.
**MY INTERVIEW IS UP ON THEIR SITE-FEMFESSIONALS**
Here is the link to the story:
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Have had 2 Editors Picks of my stories on CNN
*Editor's Pick on CNN - 5/27/13**Also on CNN International TV on 6/29/13 and 6/30/13 
Okla. Tornado Survivor by Pat Smith-The Wall that saved Michael's life
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Had 18 iReports used in CNN’s news coverage/45,625+ views on CNN.com & CNN TV. Feature story of the day on CNN.com U.S. home page-Breast Cancer Awareness Day at The Oklahoma State Capitol-Part II http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-437178 

Won a Webby Award for CNN in NYC June, 2011. Webby Awards (the leading international awards honoring excellence on the Internet). Okla. Memorial Bombing entitled: “Walk In Our Shoes – Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building Memorial – Okc”
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p.s. Also some of my pictures / stories have appeared in these media.
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THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE-----FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF ALL OF MY MANY CAUSES.  ♥♥♥  I trulyyyyyy appreciate you---Couldn't do it without your support! 

GOD BLESS!! ♥♥♥

Philippians 4:13 - We can do all things through CHRIST who strenghthens us!



You know --- sometimes you get lucky and blessed.....I know that I am --- GOD has allowed a lot of my dreams that I had as a child come true. I know that I am not that talented, or that smart or the best writer / photographer----But I do work hard.......and I loveeeee the things that I do.

I know without a shadow of a doubt that it is Not me----BUT, it's truly GOD's Blessings.


THANKS GOD!!!
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe with Robin Williams a couple of years ago at the 2012 Starkey's Hearing Gala



Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe with Robin Williams a couple of years ago at the 2012 Starkey's Hearing Gala.

Our love and prayers go out to Robin's family!

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe / Sisters United / Pros For Africa




#RobinWilliams @Sister_Rosemary #Sister_Rosemary @Prosforafrica #Prosforafrica @Sewinghope #Sewinghope #SistersUnited #Time100

Patty Cake Greetings From The Heart
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe speaking at Tina Brown's Women in the World Summit -- San Antonio -- 10/22/14




Women in the World is taking its signature live event on the road to the Lone Star State.

Tina Brown will co-host the October 22 event in San Antonio, TX, with Time 100 Most Influential Person - Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, Gloria Steinem, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Ambassador Karen Hughes, Diane von Furstenberg, Former White House Advisor to President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush Sonya Medina Williams, author and journalist Marie Brenner, art patron and activist Aaronetta Pierce, President of 3N Group Guillermo Nicolas, San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley and San Antonio’s brand-new mayor, Ivy Taylor. -

See more at: http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/cheats/2014/07/30/press-release-women-in-the-world-texas.html#sthash.9HyImYIE.dpuf

Women in the World @WomenInWorld @Sister_Rosemary @sewinghope @PROSFORAFRICA @Time #Sister_Rosemary #sewinghope #sistersunited #prosforafrica #time100

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe on 'The Colbert Report' --- SistersUnited.com



MR. COLBERT --- THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF SISTER ROSEMARY AND THE CHILDREN IN UGANDA.


Sisters United sisters forever.... Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe and Rachelle Newman-Whitten in NYC at The Colbert Report.

If you missed out ---- here are the links:

http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/2rgt3x/-bringbackourgirls---rosemary-nyirumbe


http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/7bxzr7/sign-off---sisters-united-bags


The Colbert Report @StephenAtHome http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/
 in NYC

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe sharing:

BRING BACK OUR GIRLS
#bringbackourgirls 

@Sister_Rosemary @sewinghope @PROSFORAFRICA @Time #Sister_Rosemary #sewinghope #sistersunited #prosforafrica #time100

www.sewinghope.com


www.sistersunited.com

405-777-6116

Order your pop tab bags made by the students in St. Monica Girls Tailoring School Gulu, Uganda via telephone or the website.

Thanks for your support of Sisters United / Sister Rosemary and the children in Uganda. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

"SEWING HOPE" documentary film - Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe's life --- deadCENTER Film Festival - OKC - June 14th & 15th 2014



The Documentary Film - "Sewing Hope" about Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe's life will be shown at the deadCENTER Film Festival @deadCENTER #deadCenter in Oklahoma City June 14th and 15th --- 12:30pm @sewinghope #Nunsrock @Sister_Rosemary  #Sister_Rosemary @Prosforafrica #ProsForAfrica #SewingHope @SistersUnited #Sistersunited @Time #Time100

https://t.co/RtbPVKW26u

Debuts at deadCenter Film Festival
- 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 14 at Devon Energy Auditorium.
- 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 15 at Harkin's Bricktown Cinemas.

You may even recognize Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe from her recent appearance on Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People" list. Nyirumbe is also the subject of "Sewing Hope," a powerful documentary about her efforts to reclaim the lives of Ugandan girls. You can catch it at deadCENTER Film Festival:

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Academy Award Winning Actor - Forest Whitaker below shared this in his status:

"Sewing Hope: a beautiful tribute to the amazing work of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe to heal the wounds of former child soldiers in Uganda. Official trailer:

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"SEWING HOPE"
(Documentary of Sister Rosemary's life)
DIRECTOR / PLAYWRIGHT: Derek Watson - Lampstand Productions
PRODUCER: Rachelle Newman-Whitten (Founder of Sisters United - http://www.sistersunited.com/)
NARRATED BY: Forest Whitaker
Reggie Whitten / Founder of PROS FOR AFRICA / Author of documentary book -- Nancy Henderson / Co-Author "Sewing Hope" http://www.prosforafrica.com/










Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CNN iReport by Patricia Smith -- PILGRIMAGE -- National Holiday in Uganda in honor of The Ugandan Martyrs

CNN iReport by Patricia Smithhttp://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1140287 PILGRIMAGE -- National Holiday in Uganda in honor of The Ugandan Martyrs 

Today was a National Holiday in Uganda in honor of The Ugandan Martyrs. They are a group of 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts to Christianity in the historical kingdom of Buganda, now part of Uganda, who were executed between November 1885 and January 1887. They were executed because they were practicing Christians. 

Thousands and Thousands of people came to worship and to honor GOD and those that were slaughtered in HIS NAME. 

CNN Hero of 2007 Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe-----along with many other nuns as well as thousands of practicing Christians attended the pilgrimage. Many people had walked for days to get there ---some over 500 kilometers. They came in buses and trucks and cars ---on top of trucks by the thousands. 

It was just amazing to watch / observe how all of these people loved GOD so much that they sacrificed and slept on the ground just to sing and worship HIM and honor these martyrs. 

There were Christians of all denominations and from all over the world in attendance there to include the United States. 

Several clergy spoke in several languages and the President of Uganda - Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was there and spoke about GOD and unity of the country. 

Great sojourn today!













Another sojourn on this journey that I am on to reflect on FOREVER!...

THANKS GOD for this reflection!...



More pictures can be found on the link below:
https://www.facebook.com/patricia.smith.585559/media_set?set=a.10201995511671263.1073741944.1289786475&type=1 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe with OSU-Tulsa Medical Students volunteering in Gulu, Uganda

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe and RN / Paramedic - Sister Betty are with Dr. Davis and the OSU Medical students that are volunteering at St. Monica's. This week they have had clinics and treated almost 400 patients from the campus and the community / surrounding areas of Gulu, Uganda on the continent of Africa.

Thank you Oklahoma State University Medical Students - Tulsa campus for "Sewing Hope"

BRING BACK OUR GIRLS
#bringbackourgirls

@Sister_Rosemary @sewinghope @PROSFORAFRICA @Time#Sister_Rosemary #sewinghope #sistersunited #prosforafrica #time100@Kayse Donnely-Shrum @StephenAtHome @OSUCHS #OkState#OSUCHS #KayseShrum

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe - TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD - 2014


Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe on the Red Carpet in NYC with Katie Couric.

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe was being honored this evening 4/29/14 in NYC as TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD - 2014

Five of the top 100 influential individuals had been asked to speak during this red carpet event / gala----Sister Rosemary was one of the five that actually spoke.

TIME 100 PIONEERS
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe
By Forest Whitaker
April 23, 2014 
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe TIME 100

Derek Watson shared:
She gives hope for young women scarred by war

In Gulu, Uganda, Sister Rosemary has made it her mission to provide within an orphanage a home, a shelter for women and girls whose lives have been shattered by violence, rape and sexual exploitation.

At the Saint Monica Girls’ Tailoring Center she runs, those women can become themselves again, thanks to the security and comfort they feel — a tremendous accomplishment in a country still fragile from years of civil war. But what truly fascinates the people who have the privilege to meet with Sister Rosemary — as I did when I narrated a film about her, Sewing Hope — is her magnetic and contagious energy.

For girls who were forcibly enlisted as child soldiers, Sister Rosemary has the power to rekindle a bright light in eyes long gone blank. For women with unwanted children born out of conflict, she allows them to become loving mothers at last.

The traumas she heals are unfathomable, but the reach of her love is boundless.

Whitaker is a producer, director and Academy Award–winning actor.

We are so proud of you Sister Rosemary. Thank you for being such a blessing to everyone----especially the children and young mothers in Uganda.

http://time.com/70892/rosemary-nyirumbe-2014-time-100/

***CONGRATULATIONS SISTER NYIRUMBE****