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

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:

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:

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

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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

CNN iReport by Patricia Smith 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: