AFRECS: American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan

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Comings and Goings in Sudan

O God, surround those who travel, in Your service, with Your loving care; protect them from every danger; bring
them safely to their journey’s end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Rev. Susan Naylor, Diocese of Missouri, traveled to Companion Diocese, Lui, led by partners Diocese of Salisbury (UK, the Blackmore Vale Deanery, along with partner the Diocese of Lund, Church of Sweden. Susan served as nurse and chaplain.


Debra Smith, Diocese of Missouri, and Lillian Clement, wife of Bishop Stephen Dokolo Ismail, Diocese of Lui, companion dioceses, participated in the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. They served on a panel for Anglican Women’s Empowerment’s parallel event about best practices in U.S.-African partnerships.

July 5-12

AFRECS Guests at General Convention John Augustino Lumori, Provincial Secretary of the Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS), will be guest of AFRECS at General Convention in Indianapolis, representing Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul Yak, and will speak at the AFRECS luncheon. Monday, July 9. Larry Duffy, Diocese of VA and TEC Volunteer for Mission, is expected to be at General Convention in Indianapolis. Larry has served the ECS as financial consultant, rising to CFO, in the Provincial Office, in Juba, since May 2010.

July 2012-June 2013

The Rev. Jacob Panchol Majok, Dean of Student Affairs, Renk Theological College, Renk Diocese, South Sudan, arrives in Alexandria, VA, in July 2012, for one year of study on an international scholarship at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS).


The Rev. Bob and Karen North, TEC Volunteers for Mission, return from serving in the Diocese of Nzara, Samuel Enosa Peni, Bishop. Their work was supported by the Diocese of IA and Grace Church, Galena, IL. Contact them at for further information.

October 10-November 18

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Garang Atem Zorial, Renk Diocese, visits Companion Diocese, Chicago, and partners throughout the Dioceses of Chicago and Virginia. Companion Bishop Jeffrey Lee will host Bishop Joseph at the Diocesan Convention in November, and he will join diocesan clergy for their annual conference in Chicago. St. Michael’s, Barrington, IL, will honor Bishop Joseph at its annual Sudan Soiree, November 10, in support of the relationship between the parish and Renk Theological College.