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Diocese of Bor
Here is some general information about our partnership and current work in the Diocese of Bor including opportunities for action in your parish. The Global Missions Commission of the Diocese of Indianapolis facilitates this partnership as well as the one with the Diocese of Bor in the global three-way relationship between Bor, Indianapolis and Brasilia and organizes and raises funds for partnership travel between the churches in Sudan and Brazil.
More information about our global mission partnerships is available at our diocesan website on the Global Missions Commision page.
- Pray for the people of the Diocese of Bor (Republic of South Sudan) and their new bishop, Ruben Akurdit, elected in May and enthroned in June following the retirement of Bishop Nathaniel Garang.
- Pray for the Church as it supports the peace process after the founding of the new Republic of South Sudan, whose people voted to split from the government of the north.
- Pray for Episcopalians in congregations and households throughout the Diocese of Bor.
- Pray for peace and social stability as they rebuild communities throughout the nation.
Pray for the people, clergy, and bishops of congregations in Indianapolis and Bor that we may learn more about one another, deepen friendships and listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to each of us.
The Episcopal Church in Sudan is a province of the worldwide Anglican Communion and Episcopalians live, worship and work all across the two Sudans. The Diocese of Indianapolis has supported people-to-people relationships in the Diocese of Bor (Republic of South Sudan) for more than a decade. Congregations in Indiana have supported drilling for water wells, construction of several primary schools, and the work of the Malek Bible School, where the Diocese of Bor educates its clergy. Educating clergy is a priority for the Diocese of Bor since clergy are key community leaders during this time of transition in the country. See bor.anglican.org for more information.
Building peace and the economy, supporting the development of social structures and assisting in the spread of the Church throughout South Sudan is a priority of the Diocese of Bor.
- Urge your congregations to support – with prayer, knowledge and giving – the work of the church in Sudan.
- Urge political leaders in the United States and the United Nations to support peace processes in Sudan.
Congregations and individuals are encouraged to support our mission partners financially. To give, you may write a check to the Diocese of Indianapolis for Bor in South Sudan.
Contributions may be sent to the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis at 1100 W. 42d St., Indianapolis IN 46208. Your donations will be sent directly to our partner churches to support these programs. The Global Mission Commission of our diocese has expertise and experience to help you develop fundraising and education programs.
SOME SPECIFIC NEEDS:
Community water well
per well head drilling pump & training
Malek Bible College
per session (two sessions per year) OR
Malek Bible College
per month for annual support
A video message from Bishop Cate about the crisis in Sudan.
This rather full report will provide important information about the situation in South Sudan. Please remember to include Bor…