December 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Bishop Ngalamu College Graduation

The theological students from the Diocese of Lui that we've been sponsoring have graduated! Check out World Harvest Mission's post and photos.

Added by Debra Morris Smith on December 26, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Archbishop Daniel reports from ECS House of Bishops

UPDATED: 12/20/11 9 PM, appending info from AFRECS e-blast at end of post


With a joy and fellowship filled 4 weeks time with the Diocese of Lui's new bishop Stephen Dokolo and his wife Lillian just concluded, diocesan members were stunned to read this past weekend's letter from Archbishop Daniel Deng Bull, primate of the Episcopal Church of Sudan.


In the letter he writes to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, "It is with a heavy…


Added by beth felice on December 19, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Bon Voyage

Bishop Stephen and Lillian got off just fine from Lambert, arrived at Dulles, and are safely in the care of the Bishop David and his wife Kay in Virginia for the night. They'll return the Dokolos to Dulles tomorrow morning for the trip to Juba. We had very nice noonday prayers with an impressive number of friends to see them off. 

Having had Stephen and Lillian at our house for the month, I'm very aware of how much planning, coordination, transportation, hospitality, and…


Added by Debra Morris Smith on December 15, 2011 at 5:28pm — 1 Comment

Bishop Stephen and Lillian leaving Missouri

Pray for safe travels back to South Sudan

See Bishop Stephen and Lillian off in person or in prayer, as they depart from St. Louis Thursday afternoon for their long journey back to South Sudan.

NOON: To Lambert Field to check bags

12:30 PM: The diocese is invited to see them off with prayers, which Bishop Wayne will lead in the airport chapel

12:45 PM: We will walk them to security as they proceed to their…


Added by beth felice on December 15, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Fourth week of Bishop Stephen and Lillian's visit in Missouri

Last days in Missouri diocese for a while

This Thursday Bishop Stephen and Lillian continued tours of Missouri farms, then headed down to Poplar Bluff where on Friday they met with local clergy, visited a mission, talked with home-schoolers, and were welcomed with a parish dinner before celebrating Eucharist. Then they were off to Kirksville with Bishop Wayne and Debbie Smith, to accompany Bishop Wayne's scheduled visitation to Trinity Church.



Added by beth felice on December 14, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Third week's visit Bishop Stephen and Lillian in MIssouri

Lui's bishop continues his trek through Missouri

St. Stephen's in Ferguson for a healing service, potluck and discussion; diocesan clergy day; St. Martin's-Ellisville's new Saturday evening service; Confirmations at Christ Church Cathedral; Lessons and Carols at Grace Church-Kirkwood and a fundraising dinner; Eucharist, dinner, and a discussion with Calvary Church in Columbia; and tours of gardens, farms, neighborhoods, favorite lunch spots--this was last week's schedule for Bishop…


Added by beth felice on December 7, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Diocese of Lui Strategic Plan 2010-2015

Full text (50 pages) online at:

You can also now find this document and others through a new navigation tab called "History-Documents" at the top of each Lui Network page.

Follows is the Introduction.




Added by beth felice on December 2, 2011 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

Thanks Friends

Thank you to all my friends in Missouri for being so welcoming when I visited for your Diocesan Convention a couple of weeks ago.  It was lovely to see you all again and of course to see and chat with Bishop Stephen and Lillian.   You are wonderful partners to us in Blackmore Vale as well as to Lui.

Added by Anne Powell on December 2, 2011 at 10:37am — No Comments

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