The following posted by Trish Wicks (Church Mission Society) today (5th July 2014)
Greetings. The security situation in Maridi is deteriorating and it is possible serious fighting may break out. Bishop Justin has advised all missionaries (10 of us) to evacuate as soon as possible. We are trying to get a plane but needs urgent prayer as needs permission from authorities here to land which is difficult for us to get. We need God's over ruling. At the moment Maridi is calm but this could change at any moment. Please pray but DO NOT ANSWER THIS EMAIL AS PHONE CAN'T COPE WITH BIG INFLUX OF EMAILS.
Many thanks. We trust God.
Please keep Trish, her colleagues and the local people in your prayers.