Sunday, 21 May 2017

BGC Prayer Partners

Hello everyone.
I am now in the final throws of reassembling a BGC Prayer Partners list following the disaster of losing the accumulated contacts over many years at the speed of light in a failed server. 
"Why didn't you keep a back-up?" I have heard over and over again. The answer is that the spam rules obliged me to hand over the management of the list. However, you can be assured that from now on I have a paper file in my drawer in case of future failures.  And whatever happens, I will post updates on this blog.

  • Thank you for praying for Bishop Gwynne College. Your prayers are so much needed and truly valued. The conditions in Juba have deteriorated to the point that it has been impossible to eat more than once a day. But the wonderful dedication of people who are so malnourished is unbelievable. Please pray for income to buy food and also for our administration under so much stress.
  • The college has continued with seventy students. Some students have not been able to return - especially those from Lainya - because of the war. On particular, the roads to the south are not passable. Please continue to pray for all students and staff.
  • The end of May signals the beginning of the exam fortnight and students are coming up to sitting both internal and external exams. Please continue to pray for all the students and staff.
  • Our principal, Samuel Galuak, has managed to respond to an invitation from the South Sudanese community in Grand Rapids, Michigan and he is currently in the USA. We are indebted to the people of Grand Rapids and all who support the college and the staff so well and so consistently. Please pray for Samuel and all our dedicated partners around the world.
  • Please pray also for our academic dean, Elias, and our administrator, Esparansa, as they keep the college running in Samuel's absence. The elderly mother of our late principal, Joseph Taban, and mother-in-law to Esparansa, has recently died. We pray for the family and commend her to God's nearer presence as she is reunited with her son.
  • Lastly, I am delighted to report the recent developments of the Episcopal University. The difficulties are enormous in the present climate, but representatives of the education departments of the ECSSS all managed to come together for a remarkable consultation. The impetus for the development of the university is great. I will present more news of this next time round. 
Thank you for you prayers.
Trevor Stubbs (International Consultant)

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