Below is today's message from Stephen with a bit more detail about the results of the nominating synod. We don't know yet when the election will be. What we do know is that the whole province is involved in electing, but the Diocese of Lui's votes are more heavily weighted, or they get more votes. I'm not sure exactly how it works, so if anyone knows more detail than that, please post. As for the nominees, of course many of us in the Diocese of Missouri know Stephen rather well since he…Continue
This just in from Stephen Dokolo:
Thank you so much for keeping the Diocese of Lui in your prayers.
Our synod went well. The whole of yesterday was retreat and today is the synod.
The main purpose of the synod is to nominate candidate or candidates for the vacant
see of bishop for Lui.
Three names were selected and will be send to province for the elections.
From Nairobi: Ramzy is…
By Beth Felice, Director of Communications, Diocese of Missouri
Ed. Note: The Dioceses of Missouri and Lui, ECS, are Companion Dioceses, and have been since April 2006. The overnight retreat brought together almost half of those who have traveled to Lui over 8+ years of relationship, laity and clergy. This article highlights the storytelling retreat. To learn more, contact Beth Felice, bfelice@DioceseMo.org.…
Added by beth felice on February 23, 2011 at 4:16pm — No Comments
If you've been to Sudan, you will know that I'm not exaggerating when I say this is very exciting news. Stephen wrote me this morning that Zain has activated the new cell tower in Lui, and our friends there now have mobile phone service! No more walks up the hill hoping for a signal, no more satellite phone from inside Lui!! It's a game changer, for sure. Of course we'll keep our sat phone for use in other parts of the diocese.
I am glad for his election.
In the past, I have blogged unfavorably about some of his statements at Anglican Communion gatherings. But I am…Continue
Added by Lisa Fox on February 16, 2011 at 8:51pm — No Comments
Statement from the ECS House of Bishops
Saturday 12 February 2011
He has committed to us the message of reconciliation 2 Corinthians 5:19b
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you John 14:27
The House of Bishops, composed of the 31 dioceses…
I received this message from Lui's Diocesan Secretary Stephen Dokolo today:
Very good news. The New York Times, in a story posted today, reports that Bashir will accept South Sudan's secession:
With the announcement of final voting results, President Omar Hassan…
Added by beth felice on February 8, 2011 at 9:51am — No Comments
A lot of you might be excited to know that the Diocese of Lui has asked us to try again to have a well drilled in the Lakamadi archdeaconry. Sumadhura tried in 2009, but their truck got stuck in the mud and they and the Lui administration found less soggy places to drill. Stephen Dokolo recently visited Lakamadi and said the need for a well is still great, so I have asked Sumadhura to drill one up there. If they are able to do that, this well will complete the original plan of the Diocese of…Continue
Interviewed were: Dan Handschy, rector Church of the Advent in Crestwood; Deb Goldfeder, Crestwood Parish Nurse and Adventer; Rick Kuhn, Kuhn Construction and Emmanuel parishioner.
The South County article has more from Goldfeder and Handsch y, the Webster Groves/Kirkwood article features more from Kuhn.…
Added by Debra Morris Smith on February 1, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments