Successful World Day of Prayer in Fox Chapel focused on Suriname
Suriname native, lawyer and human rights activist Lilian Goncalves was the keynote speaker at the World Day of Prayer on March 2 at Christ Church Fox Chapel.
The event drew more than 100 from across the region for the ecumenical service which aimed to educate participants on the people and environmental challenges of the South American country of Suriname. The service was followed by a lunch featuring Surinamese food.
“The event and luncheon were a great success,” volunteer Karen Sartin Slevin said.
Goncalves was joined by Fox Chapel resident Elizabeth Hobbs and Kathy Hays, the wife of the former U.S. ambassador to Suriname, Dennis Hays, during her presentation. Hobbs lived in Suriname for two years.
World Day of Prayer supports missionary work across the globe. In the Fox Chapel area, 15 churches alternate hosting the event, which is celebrated in more than 170 countries. The national committee each year selects a country for special recognition.