August 2015 Blog Posts (4)

Peace Agreement signed - with reservations

President Salva Kiir did sign the agreement but there are allegations from the rebels that Government forces broke the ceasefire in two locations within hours.   Sadly.

Added by Anne Powell on August 31, 2015 at 12:22pm — No Comments

News from Lui

I wrote to Bishop Stephen and Lillian to tell them about the election of Michael Curry at General Convention and a few bits of news from around Missouri, and today I received a reply from Stephen. He said

  • Lui is calm, but people missed planting season because of the conflict, and they haven't received as much rain as they need, so they're expected poor crop yields and famine this winter.
  • Yesterday was the deadline for signing an agreement at the South Sudan peace…
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Added by Debra Morris Smith on August 18, 2015 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Update from Lui

I've been chatting with Lillian on Skype recently. She and Bishop Stephen have returned to Lui. The road to Juba is open, but it's very dangerous. With her permission I'm sharing this news.

Some people have been able to cultivate this summer, but many from Lui, Mundri, and Maridi are leaving the villages and going to settle in refugee camps in Uganda. Parents have not been willing to send their children to school since the outbreak of conflict in Mundri and Maridi some weeks…

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Added by Debra Morris Smith on August 1, 2015 at 8:57am — 1 Comment

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