Bishop Bullen is still in ICU in Nairobi. He can't move or talk. Last night he was given blood. That's today's update from Stephen. Please continue to pray for Bishop Bullen, his family, and the people of his diocese. (Stephen Dokolo has canceled his plans to travel to see his family in Kampala because of the bishop's illness.)
Added by Debra Morris Smith on November 29, 2010 at 1:04pm —
There's a little news story about the three "greater Mundri" counties -- East and West Mundri and Mvolo -- here: http://www.sudantribune.com/W-Equatoria-state-Governor.html
There's nothing too earthshattering in the story, but the referendum registration news seems more interesting when it's about places and people we know.
Added by Debra Morris Smith on November 29, 2010 at 7:31am —
Here's the latest from Stephen:
I am writing to give you some updates about Bishop Bullen Dolli. Continue
I telephone Vasco this evening and he said Bishop Bullen is still
in intensive care unit at Nairobi Hospital.
He said Bishop Bullen was able to open his eyes this afternoon but was unable
Please let us continue to pray for him and his…
Added by Debra Morris Smith on November 28, 2010 at 11:00am —
Today Stephen wrote me that Bishop Bullen is doing very badly and in fact is in the intensive care unit of the hospital in Nairobi. Then Rebecca Coleman, the missionary from the Diocese of Salisbury who is working with Archbishop Daniel in Juba, wrote that Bishop Bullen's diagnosis is confirmed as cancer and he's expected to be returned to Juba, perhaps tomorrow. More as I receive it.
Added by Debra Morris Smith on November 26, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Stephen wrote today that Bishop Bullen is recovering from his surgery in Nairobi; he even sat up and took some tea. God is good...
Added by Debra Morris Smith on November 25, 2010 at 2:01pm —
Beginning the first Friday in Advent, weekly prayer vigils for Sudan will be held in preparation for the January general referendum. At the United Nations Chapel in New York City, the Episcopal Church will lead Prayers for Peace in Sudan on Advent Fridays at noon (Eastern time). Let's join them as we can at 11 AM Missouri time. The vigils begin December 3 and continue through Dec. 31st.
Last month Presiding Bishop Katharine invited us to A Season of Prayer for Sudan (… Continue
Added by beth felice on November 24, 2010 at 3:36pm —
Here's what I got from Stephen about 6:00 this morning, Tuesday 23 November:
I am writing to give you some update about Bishop Bullen. Continue
He is still admitted at Nairobi Hospital and was operated today.
I talked with Vasco few minutes ago that Bishop Bullen is still
sleeping since he was brought out from the operation room.
We will call Nairobi again…
Added by Debra Morris Smith on November 23, 2010 at 6:30am —
Bishop Bullen was flown to Nairobi, accompanied by Vasco, on Saturday. He was to have had surgery yesterday, but Stephen wrote me this morning that the doctors are still examining him and deliberating, so for now surgery has been put off.
Added by Debra Morris Smith on November 22, 2010 at 9:58am —
Bishop Bullen, accompanied by Vasco Tadu, is leaving Juba for a hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, tomorrow on a morning flight. Please pray for their safe travels as well as Bishop Bullen's health.
Added by Debra Morris Smith on November 19, 2010 at 2:54pm —
The Diocese of Missouri has been holding the funds raised by "Biking for Bikes" at Trinity St. Charles, along with other contributions from bikes, including some from Trinity Central West End and one from St. Peter's Ladue for the dean, for some time. (Sorry if there are other donors that I don't know -- please feel free to add in comments!)
Added by Debra Morris Smith on November 17, 2010 at 8:16am —
Stephen wrote me that he called Juba this afternoon to check on the bishop. Bishop Bullen is in the hospital there, but Stephen says that the doctors are recommending he be transferred to Nairobi. Please continue to pray for Bishop Bullen Dolli.
Added by Debra Morris Smith on November 16, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Stephen Dokolo just emailed to tell me that Bishop Bullen was rushed to Juba at 5:00 this morning because he was feeling so bad. Darius drove the bishop, his wife, and Gordon, the diocesan administrator, who generally is the staff member who travels with the bishop. Earlier today Stephen had told me that the bishop was still at the doctor's house at the hospital but that everyone was hoping he'd be discharged tomorrow. Stephen promises to keep us updated. Please pray for Bishop Bullen.
Added by Debra Morris Smith on November 15, 2010 at 9:51pm —
...Debra Morris Smith, an American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan board member from the Diocese of Missouri, told ENS: "I'm not sure what resources… Continue
Added by beth felice on November 12, 2010 at 8:02pm —
Part of today's posting from Anne Powell. Full post at Okeford Benefice site: http://visittodioceseoflui.blogspot.com/2010/11/hello.html
...The news in Sudan is not good. The referendum will be on 9 January.
There are 800,000 Southern Sudanese living in the north, plus the
Christian populations who are actually northerners. The Northern
government has already said that if the South secedes they will… Continue
Added by beth felice on November 12, 2010 at 7:21pm —
All 8 missioners are safely back at the MAF guesthouse. Three are visiting the craft market, two are sleeping, one is reading, and two of us are online. After dinner we will debrief then share eucharist, after
which the Americans head to the airport for the first of three legs
Added by beth felice on November 12, 2010 at 7:16pm —
Hello from Lui
First of all many apologies that we have not been able to give you
updates of what has been happening here. The internet/ computers have
been giving some problems so that has interfered with Anne's computer
training but she is working very hard to… Continue
Added by beth felice on November 12, 2010 at 7:05am —
Added by beth felice on November 12, 2010 at 7:00am —
"If you aren't getting email from your family it's because all but one of the computers is having connection problems."http://stl2lui.blogspot.com/2010/11/silvan.html
Added by beth felice on November 10, 2010 at 11:31pm —
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
discusses Sudan’s January referendum in new video…
Added by beth felice on November 10, 2010 at 11:27pm —
Monday's post about interactive Sunday School, and Mothers Union and Pastors conference.
Added by beth felice on November 10, 2010 at 8:03am —