The Community of the Sisters of the Church (CSC) in the Solomon Islands is the biggest province in the worldwide CSC.
“The Community of the Sisters of the Church is an international body of women within the Anglican Communion, living under the gospel values of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience, desiring to be faithful to the traditions of the Religious Life while exploring new ways of expressing them and of living community life and ministry today. By our worship, ministry and life in community, we desire to be channels of the reconciling love and acceptance of Christ, to acknowledge the dignity of every person, and to enable others to encounter the living God whom we seek.” (CSC Mission Statement)
Like the Sisters of Melanesia, CSC also manage their own projects aimed at income-generating and towards self-reliance, as well as supporting the Sisters to acheive their mission and development both spiritually and socially in order to make a difference in the communities they serve.
Previous project support has seen the development of the vegetable farm where they farm chinese cabbage (which is in high demand in the Chinese restaurants and hotels in Honiara). Assistance has helped to grow the farm and increase production to include other green vegetables that are also in high demand such as lettuce, shallots, and beans. As well as developing a better source of income for the Sisters of the Church, it will enable the sisters to have a broader range of vegetables in their diets.
This year (2018) Anglican Missions is providing a grant of $1,000 towards the CSC poultry project. In a recent visit by Casper Supa, Coordinator of Social, Community and Development Programme’s for ACoM (Anglican Church of Melanesia), Sister Sophie Leguvaka the Sister in Charge of the CSC Satellite Household at Henderson, East Honiara expressed her thankfulness for this project support. She said, “I’m optimistic that the AM grant assistance will enable us to expand and increase the number of layers we have...We start off with 14 layers and we are looking at increasing the number of layers to 20...This will enable us to meet the demand of broiler layers eggs by communities who live just outside of our compound.”