(Photo: Kate Scott)
By: Allison Upchurch, Staff Reporter
This week at Regis, three finalists of the Opus Prize are spending the week on campus, giving presentations, talks, and spending time with the Regis community prior to the award ceremony. One of these finalists is Sister Stan Terese Mumuni of the Nazareth Home for God’s Children in the country of Ghana.
Founded in 2004, the house serves hundreds of young children in Ghana known as “spirit children.” These children are those “who would be killed or rejected because they were born physically disabled or as twins” because of the belief in bad omens and spirits that arise in some families in Ghana. According to Sister Stan, her mission is to “save these children, to bring love, comfort and care, and restore them to human dignity, so that they go back to wherever they come from to testify the goodness of God.”
The Nazareth Home for God’s Children provides a home for children currently aging from 2 months to 23 years and gives them food, medical care, and the opportunity for education. Regis student Bailey Gent had the opportunity in May to visit the house and testifies that “The admiration [Sister Stan and the children] have for one another is beautiful. There’s so much energy and love and compassion and joy. I think it’s beautiful to see all these kids who have been given this second chance of getting an education and to have people who care about them.”
To donate or to find out more information about Sister Stan’s work, go online to www.sisterstanschildren.org or follow their Facebook page @SisterStansChildren.