On Saturday, November 11, Bishop Bill joined the South Sudanese community of Portland, ME for a celebration of South Sudanese faith and culture, with a visit from the Archbishop of South Sudan, The Most Rev. Paul Benjamin Yugusuk. It was held at First Baptist Church, Portland.
The Rev. Solomon Mursal of All Nations Shukusu Yesu Church organized the event with the help of The Rev. Evan Pillsbury of Light of Christ, Portland and The Ven. Joseph Bizimana, our Archdeacon to our Sudanese Churches. Fr. Mursai was recently licensed at this year’s ADNE Synod and is now one of our clergy working with his congregation to come into the ADNE.
The liturgy was put together by the ADNE, but those in attendance came from many different Sudanese church communities of different denominations. Archbishop Paul’s visit was part of a journey across the United States to encourage the churches here and to share with us the peace building process underway in South Sudan.