CMS Ireland welcomes Bishop Kamani….

Posted by Sarah Caughey on Mon, 15 Feb 2010 | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

CMS Ireland was delighted to welcome Bishop Wilson Kamani of Ibba Diocese, Southern Sudan to Ireland on 4th February for several days. Bishop Kamani is one of the newest Bishops to be appointed by the new Archbishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan.

This was not the Bishop’s first visit to Ireland, having undertaken a one-year course in development studies at Kimmage Manor, Dublin in 2000. As such, the Bishop was able to meet with old friends, as well as to meet many new ones.

During his several days in Ireland, the Bishop had a busy schedule that included meeting Bishop Harold Millar, spending time with young people in Newtownards and visiting Belfast Bible College. The main focus of his visit was the day conference “Sudan: A New Dawning” held in the CMS Ireland Belfast offices. The day was attended by over 45 people from across Ireland. The Bishop shared with those present the challenges facing his diocese, as well the many things God is doing in Ibba. He also gave the audience an insight into the current issues facing Southern Sudan at this crucial time, as the county prepares for elections to be held in April.

Recent METAs (Mission Experience Team Abroad) to Yei and Maridi Dioceses also took part in the conference and shared something of their experiences in and reflections on Southern Sudan.

The “Sudan: A New Dawning” conference was a brilliant day when hearts and minds were engaged by all that was shared by the Bishop, and by the teams. Speaking about the conference, Bishop Kamani shares: “I learnt that all the people who came for the Sudan conference had Sudan in their hearts…May God bless them one by one”.

We give thanks for the blessing that Bishop Kamani’s visit brought, and pray that as he returns to Ibba Diocese God’s hand would be upon him. We pray that his visit, and the conference, will have renewed passions and enthused people in their support of Southern Sudan and Ibba Diocese.

For more information about Ibba Diocese or Sudan, please click here.