to evangelise and teach others about Christ is the mission

Archbishop Daniel Bul Deng, facing camera, when he visited Ibba diocese recently. He said the role of Christians is to evangelise and teach about Christ.
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"The mission of Christians in South Sudan is to evangelise and teach others about Christ." Said Archbishop Daniel Bul Deng of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan, when he visited Ibba County on Trinity Sunday for a church service.

The theme of the service came from the books of Isaiah 6:6, and Matthew 28:16-20. The archbishop challenged the congregation by asking them, “Isaiah was ready to be the ambassador of Christ, are you”?

The archbishop reflected on the theme in Isaiah in the context of the fighting in South Sudan.

“The country is in chaos and it needs those who can bring people back to the family of God. It is better that we go there (where there is violence) to stop the chaos before it spreads... I believe that the people in the Upper Nile region will listen to the people from WES,” he said.

The archbishop talked about how Isaiah was ready to be sent where he was needed. He said that for one to show readiness to be sent by God, they must first be ready to give themselves to God.

“To bring peace, you must start with your heart, and then move to your family, neighbour, community, then nation,’ he told the congregation.

He elaborated his message by saying that the bishops who were present and some of the visitors who had come from the UK would have not traveled to this part of the world if it were not for Christ and their readiness to be sent by God.

The archbishop asked everyone present in the service to bring at least one more person to church the following Sunday, in order to put into practice the theme of teaching people about Christ.

Bishop Wilson of Ibba diocese welcomed everyone to the service and explained that the people of Ibba had been busy (working on the cathedral, farming) since his last visit several months earlier, when he came to open many of the facilities. 

The archbishop ended the service by asking the congregation to take a moment of silence and think about forgiving themselves, and others in their lives whom they need to forgive.

The service that was held at Ibba Pro-Cathedral was attended by more than 300 people. Bishop Wilson Kamani of Ibba and Bishop Justin Badi of Maridi were in attendance and also preached the word of God.

"The mission of Christians in South Sudan is to evangelise and teach others about Christ." Said Archbishop Daniel Bul Deng of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan, when he visited Ibba County on Trinity Sunday for a church service.

The theme of the service came from the books of Isaiah 6:6, and Matthew 28:16-20. The archbishop challenged the congregation by asking them, “Isaiah was ready to be the ambassador of Christ, are you”?

The archbishop reflected on the theme in Isaiah in the context of the fighting in South Sudan.

“The country is in chaos and it needs those who can bring people back to the family of God. It is better that we go there (where there is violence) to stop the chaos before it spreads... I believe that the people in the Upper Nile region will listen to the people from WES,” he said.

The archbishop talked about how Isaiah was ready to be sent where he was needed. He said that for one to show readiness to be sent by God, they must first be ready to give themselves to God.

“To bring peace, you must start with your heart, and then move to your family, neighbour, community, then nation,’ he told the congregation.

He elaborated his message by saying that the bishops who were present and some of the visitors who had come from the UK would have not traveled to this part of the world if it were not for Christ and their readiness to be sent by God.

The archbishop asked everyone present in the service to bring at least one more person to church the following Sunday, in order to put into practice the theme of teaching people about Christ.

Bishop Wilson of Ibba diocese welcomed everyone to the service and explained that the people of Ibba had been busy (working on the cathedral, farming) since his last visit several months earlier, when he came to open many of the facilities. 

The archbishop ended the service by asking the congregation to take a moment of silence and think about forgiving themselves, and others in their lives whom they need to forgive.

The service that was held at Ibba Pro-Cathedral was attended by more than 300 people. Bishop Wilson Kamani of Ibba and Bishop Justin Badi of Maridi were in attendance and also preached the word of God.

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