September 2015 Blog Posts (4)

Details About the Fighting in Moruland

Thanks to people in the Diocese of Salisbury for mentioning this source of news, Nyamilepedia, which I had never seen before. The story "Heavy Fighting in Greater Mundri" offers extensive detail on the SPLA attacks in Moruland. 

The story's explanation of reasons for the SPLA's attacks are as follows:

"It’s not…


Added by Debra Morris Smith on September 27, 2015 at 4:28pm — 1 Comment

Bad news about Lui from Lillian

I´m asked to put this on Lui network. (Madeleine)

Marie Körner just spoken with Lillian (first on Scype and then over the phone). Lillian is in Kampala. It's really bad news. Dinka soldiers armed with many weapons have moved along the road from Juba and west and shot at civilians, destroyed and looted. In Jambo and Buaji they surprised the population, and even churches which were built by Samaritan Purse was destroyed. At Lanyi did the locals resisted and there was heavy fighting but…


Added by Madeleine Anderberg on September 22, 2015 at 12:40pm — 3 Comments

Bishops International Seminar - Lund, Sweden

Carl and I returned last Friday from our 50th wedding anniversary celebration cruise to the Scandinavian countries around the Baltic Sea. We went a few days early to Copenhagen to visit with Eric and Ewa Winqvist, our Swedish friends who worked with us in Lui.

We took a train over to their town in Sweden. Eric had told us they had a house guest,and, imagine our surprise when, low and behold! the house guest was none other than Rina, from Lui, in Sweden for a "Bishops Seminar"… Continue

Added by Cynthia Rapp on September 17, 2015 at 9:59pm — No Comments

More Shooting in Lui Diocese

Lillian tells me that there was heavy shooting in Lui all day today. She and Stephen are safe, and as far as she knows, the church's buildings are safe too. But everyone has fled to the bush, so nobody is left to ask now.

Yesterday Jambo saw a similar attack. (Jambo is the large town south of Lui just before you enter Rokon Diocese on the way to Juba.) A lot of people from the church in Mideh, which is by Jambo, had their houses burned down in this most recent…


Added by Debra Morris Smith on September 16, 2015 at 5:48pm — 1 Comment

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