Thank you from Yei!
There were great celebrations in Yei on Sunday 20th June when Bishop Levi Marandulu was consecrated and installed as third Bishop of Yei!
In a service that lasted several hours, retiring Bishop Hilary Luate Adeba spoke, thanking the various Govenors of Yei state that he had worked with during his time as Bishop. He paid tribute to Retired Archbishop Daniel Deng and to the Primate of the ECSS Archbishop Justin Badi for his leadership and support.
He then turned attention to the Partners who supported the Diocese of Yei during his time as bishop saying:
‘I want to thank our partners in the Church of Ireland, CMS Ireland in particular, the Diocese of Connor, and parishes in the Republic of Ireland, who have partnered with us in the Diocese of Yei throughout our ministry. Without these partners our ministry would not have been the same…I want to thank you all for having supported my ministry and help make the diocese what it is today. Without these partners it would have been very difficult for us.’
Partnership between Yei Diocese, South Sudan and Connor Diocese, it's parishes, as well as Delgany Parish and Kill O' the Grange Parish, through CMSI, has made an impact for us here in Ireland as well as in Yei. Indeed, none of us are the same when we truly engage with the global church.
We thank Bishop Hilary, Mama Joyce and the link Diocese and parishes for their engagement over so many years. And as Bishop Levi Marandulu begins his journey, as third Bishop of Yei, we ask you to pray as we establish a new relationship with him and his wife Mama Agnes. Pray that as he sets out his priorities and vision the partnership will grow in mutuality, to the glory of God in both South Sudan and in Ireland.