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 talks in Addis Ababa, but it wasn't signed by everyone. So of course they continue to pray for lasting peace.
- Diocese of Lui will be electing a new secretary (a position previously held by Vasco then Isaac) at their Standing Committee meeting in December.
- Stephen and Lillian hope to move into their new house (being funded by the Diocese of Lund) around Christmas.