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Questions for our UK friends!

This looks like a wondeful event! I have some translation questions.

Are teas by the river an amount or a locatio?

What are bottle stalls?

And what/who is the human fruit machine???

We might need some pictures. :)…


Added by beth felice on May 26, 2014 at 7:28am — 2 Comments

President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar sign a landmark agreement to end the conflict in South Sudan

IGAD Press Release


President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar sign a landmark agreement

to end the conflict in South Sudan

9 May 2014, Addis Ababa, H.E Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of the Government of the

Republic of South Sudan and Dr. Riek Machar, Former Vice President of the Republic of

South Sudan and leader of the SPLM/A (In opposition), met in Addis Ababa today and

signed a landmark agreement to immediately…


Added by beth felice on May 10, 2014 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Litany for South Sudan

On Friday 9 May 2014, our presiding bishop, Katharine Jefferts-Schori, has called for prayer for South Sudan.  On February 16, the Companion Diocese Committee held a service of prayer for peace in South Sudan.  We used a Litany for Peace in South Sudan, developed in this Diocese.  This Litany is available for any who would like to use it in Church as we pray for stability…


Added by Dan Handschy on May 10, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments

An agreement

According to BBC Salva Kiir and Riek Machar signed an agreement in Addis Ababa on Friday: a ceasefire, a new constitution to be drafted and fresh elections.  They are expected to allow humanitarian aid into affected areas.  Let's all pray that this ceasefire will last, unlike the last one.  Thanks USA: the pressure from your government on this has been a very  important factor in getting any kind of agreement.

Added by Anne Powell on May 10, 2014 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

Signs of Hope and Peace

It is almost impossible to follow the conflict raging in South Sudan when one reads that there is a cease fire signed in January although fighting continues.  The town of Bentiu, capital of Unity State has changed hands from the South Sudanese military to rebels groups several times and now is being held by the government. Recently the South Sudanese forces have taken over the rebel base of Nasir where it was rumored that Riek Machar was holding…


Added by Evelyn Smith on May 8, 2014 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

Communication from Lui

Greetings to all of you during this Holy Week when we remember all that Jesus Christ has done for us.  I hope and pray that your worship this week will be life changing and life giving.  I rejoice that I have heard from Bishop Stephen today. A portion of his e-mal follows.


Greetings to you from the Diocese of Lui in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ. We are very sorry because it has been while we were unable to communicate to you, this is mainly because our internet is…


Added by Dan Smith on April 15, 2014 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

Praying for Peace in South Sudan

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the people of Western Equatoria State where Lui is located. As we enter the fourth week of Lent please continue to keep Lui and all of South Sudan in your prayers.   A recent report from Voice of America and Sudan Tribune, states unidentified assailants killed a South Sudanese police major from Bor in Western Equatoria state. Lui is located in Western Equatoria.   

I was very saddened by this report because some of us…


Added by Evelyn Smith on April 3, 2014 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Lent Study Course from Wau, South Sudan

A Lent Study Course for 2014 called, "Concord for Peace and Reconciliation" from the  Diocese of Wau, South Sudan will be available for interested people to join. The lenten course is available for anyone interested in sharing their ideas in a group setting on line.  Please note that once you are a participant the conversations are confidential to the members in the Concord Lent group. 

Participants will study and discuss varied topics themed around peace and…


Added by Evelyn Smith on March 4, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Salisbury Diocese launches South Sudan Crisis Appeal

The Diocese of Salisbury in the UK aims to raise £50,000, ($75,000) by Easter 2014 to support the ECSSS in its response to the humanitarian crisis created by the recent fighting I South Sudan.  The money raised will be channeled via SUDRA , the Sudanese Relief & Development…


Added by Anne Powell on February 15, 2014 at 10:55am — No Comments

Prayer for South Sudan

Feel free to share this prayer I wrote in any way you deem fit, as we prepare to remember our friends church-wide Feb. 16:

A Prayer for South Sudan

by Maria L. Evans

Eternally wise God, reconciler of all things:  Send the power of your divine love to the people of South Sudan as they attempt to move forward as a nation and reconcile their own differences.  Cast your heavenly bounty towards them through humanitarian aid and through the lending of human…


Added by Maria Evans on February 11, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments

Prayer service at Advent Episcopal Church on the evening of February 16

The Companion Diocese Committee would like to invite you to join us at 6:00PM at Advent Episcopal Church in Crestwood for an evening of prayer. The service is a response to the appeal by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori's, "Day of prayer for South Sudan".  A free-will offering will be collected for Episcopal Relief and Development and be sent to (SUDRA) The Sudanese Development and Relief Agency.

Advent Episcopal Church is located at 9373 Garber Rd, Crestwood, MO…


Added by Evelyn Smith on February 8, 2014 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori calls for Day of Prayer for South Sudan on February 16, 2014

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori calls for Day of Prayer for South Sudan on February 16

The Episcopal Church

Office of Public Affairs…


Added by Evelyn Smith on February 4, 2014 at 11:46am — No Comments

Greetings from Rina

I had an email this morning from Rina. She is the Mothers' Union Coordinator for the Diocese of Lui. She said things are getting better and asked me to give her greetings to all the women here in the Diocese of Missouri.

Added by Debra Morris Smith on January 24, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Ceasefire agreement has been signed

Many of us throughout the diocese and Luinetwork have been praying for a ceasefire in South Sudan. An article from BBC News has confirmed a ceasefire agreement has been signed by the South Sudan Government and the rebels in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on January 23,2014.

The talks have been adjourned and will continue on February 7,2014. Hopefully the signing of the agreement will stand the test of time and peace will come to South Sudan once again.…


Added by Evelyn Smith on January 23, 2014 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Bishop Wayne writes about Lui Diocese

January 17, 2014

Since December 15 last year, when fighting first erupted around Juba, the capital of South Sudan, people have been asking about the situation in the Diocese of Lui. Early on I could respond with confidence that violence was contained around Juba, the capital city some 100 miles east of Lui.

Alas, the violence has spread into other parts of the country, mostly to the states north and east of Juba, but also into Moruland, the tribal…


Added by beth felice on January 19, 2014 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

News from Isaac

I received a brief reply from Isaac, the diocesan secretary, also confirming what we've already heard.  The good news is that things appear quiet for now.

The two additional things of interest are that the looters took Isaac's mattress, and that the network in the diocesan office is not working.  Makes me wonder what other very basic things our friends in Lui are doing without at the moment. :(

Added by Maria Evans on January 16, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

News from Eunice in Lui

Those of the 2012 mission team will remember Eunice as one of our frequent evening guests as we sat under the tukel and worked on our various projects; she particularly enjoyed crocheting with Chris and making macramé bracelets with me.

"Shooting was here for some days we took cover seriously and hide our selves in the house

we tried our level best to be safe
It seems calm now but we still fear a…

Added by Maria Evans on January 13, 2014 at 7:40am — No Comments

Death Announcement

we in the Diocese of Lui are deeply sorry to inform you that, Rev. John Ombongwa the Pastor in-charge of iye'ba Parish in Minga Archdeaconry and also our Agriculture co-odinator for the diocese of Lui has passed away yesterday at Lui Hospital.

burial took place today at Iye'be.

may his Soul rest in eternal peace.



Added by Giniwa Lillian Clement on January 10, 2014 at 9:33am — 4 Comments

Prayer Vigil at Salisbury Saturday 11 January


Yes, we will have a Vigil in Salisbury Cathedral from 10am to 11.30 am on Saturday (that's 4 am St Louis time, 11am Lund time and 1pm Lui time).   I enclose the prayers and subjects for reflection for anyone who would like to use them.

Added by Anne Powell on January 8, 2014 at 1:02pm — 3 Comments

Collection of Crisis News from the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan

Bishop Stephen and many others have sent news and prayer requests to the Diocese of Salisbury, a partner to the ECS(SS) of more than 40 years. Those messages are posted here.

On that page they mention that this Saturday, 1/11, is a day of prayer for South Sudan in the churches there. 

Added by Debra Morris Smith on January 7, 2014 at 3:48pm — 2 Comments

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