February 2013 Blog Posts (4)

Follow the Diocese of Iowa's Trip to Nzara

Our friends to the north in the Diocese of Iowa have recently established a companion relationship with the Diocese of Nzara in far southwestern South Sudan -- in Western Equatoria like Lui, but diagonally across the state. Bishop Scarfe, his wife Donna, and two others are currently visiting Nzara. You can follow the visit on their blog if you're interested: http://missionminutes.blogspot.com/

Added by Debra Morris Smith on February 9, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments

Ten Years On

I realized not long ago that this spring marks the 10-year anniversary of the relationship between the dioceses of Lui and Missouri (though not the official "companion diocese relationship"). Reflecting on my first experience in Lui, I am most aware of how far communications have come. In 2003, we took what we thought was a satellite phone, but it was a sat-lite phone (a pun I can only hope is worthy of long-time Lui friend and visitor Susan Naylor), and did not work from Africa. There was…

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Added by Debra Morris Smith on February 7, 2013 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

This Week in the Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer

You might have noticed it is the Diocese of Lui's turn in the barrel in the Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer.  I invite you to pray for Lui this week and our friends there.  You might even use the "praying for Lui" video (see Beth's previous post) as a prayer tool. 

I have to share with you a sweet story about one of my friends, who formerly…

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Added by Maria Evans on February 3, 2013 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Video reflections on the November trip and Life in Lui

I've been remiss in not posting about several "slice of life" videos produced by Chris Cobb+ and Maria Evans.

Our diocese has a cycle of weekly prayer for the people and churches of the Diocese of Lui. Many Episcopalian, who will never travel to Lui, know the names...Darius, Morris, Mama Margaret...  Maria Evans wrote about the joy of meeting the people whom we have been praying for, of learning their faces. She put together this short video matching some faces to names in the…

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Added by beth felice on February 1, 2013 at 3:56pm — No Comments

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