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.
Oct. 8 – Nov. 17
Bishop Joseph Garang Atem, Diocese of Renk, makes his annual visit to the U.S., beginning with Chicago, Companion Diocese, to meet partner churches and supporting agencies. AFRECS & the Diocese of VA will host him on visits to the State Dept., NGOs and other government offices, as well as partner parishes. He will also visit Bexley-Seabury, his alma mater. Contact: Jackie Kraus, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 8 – end of Oct.
Bishop Abraham Nhial, Diocese of Aweil, visits the Diocese of Atlanta for three weeks.
Oct. 12 – Dec. 12
Bishop Hilary Garang, Diocese of Malakal, is invited to the Diocese of Arizona for its Diocesan Convention, and an extended period of time. Contact: The Diocesan Office, 602-254-0976
Oct. 26 – Oct. 30
A delegation representing AFRECS, The Episcopal Church (TEC), the Diocese of VA, and the Diocese of Salisbury, U.K. – Richard Parkins, Rev. Ranjit Mathews, Buck Blanchard and Rev. Ian Woodward—will attend a partners meeting convened by the Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Commission (JPRC) of the ECSS&S in Juba. Bishop Samuel Peni, Chair of JPRC, issued the invitation for consultation with the Commission to discuss their 3-year proposal on peace building, reconciliation and trauma healing. The partners will visit various sites impacted by the conflict plaguing South Sudan since Dec. 2013.