On April 18th, Macdonald Busari became the latest person to achieve U.S. Citizenship through the Grand Commandery of the South’s Citizenship program. Macdonald came to the United States from Nigeria. He works for the Volunteers of America, a respected charitable organization in New Orleans.
The GCS assists documented immigrants to the United States with completion of the lengthy citizenship application and prepares them for the citizenship examinations of English language, US history and Civics.
Pictured with Macdonald at his naturalization ceremony, is New Orleans Immigration and Citizenship Officer Eureka Arties.

On 11th April 2016, the Hungarian Grand Priory of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem was able to send a truck carrying donations of furniture, refrigerators, cookers, books and dresses to the village of Karancslapujtő.
The collection was organised by our PR representative, Chev. Dr. Kornél Király CLJ, and donations were made to families with many children in need and the poor inhabitants of Karancslapujtő, who received them with great pleasure.
The local inhabitants expected the donations with great pleasure.

The Grand Commandery of the South, Grand Priory of America, donated funds to purchase two much-needed new refrigerators to keep milk and other perishables fresh for the students at Saint Michael’s Special School in New Orleans.  This wonderful Roman Catholic ministry to special-needs children and young people of all faiths has for 50 years provided a caring environment and education for their students, as well as vocational training as they become older, and work careers for their graduates. 

Pictured with several students are Principal Tish Sauerhoff, and GCS Hospitaller Tom Forbes

The Grand Commandery of the South, Grand Priory of America has donated funds toward the Kairos-LCIW prison ministry for the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in Saint Gabriel, Louisiana.  Kairos (which means, “God’s Special Time”) is an ecumenical Christian, lay-led international prison ministry which visits prisons to share the love of Christ, and His forgiveness, with the inmates.

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