South Sudan Church Leaders Request Prayer for Peace This Saturday

South Sudan church leaders have requested Christians around the world to join them in a time of prayer for peace in their nation on this Saturday, Feb. 6, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The request is being shared with the Church of the Brethren by members of a delegation that recently visited South Sudan and met with church leaders there.

Roger Schrock, a former mission executive of the Church of the Brethren and a former mission worker in Sudan, was one of the six taking part in the delegation group along with Annual Conference moderator Andy Murray, Leon Neher, Linda Zunkel, Eli Mast, and Brent Carlson. The group visited in South Sudan from Jan. 20-Feb. 1. They were hosted at the Brethren Peace Center in Torit by Global Mission and Service worker Athanasus Ungang.

In a phone call after the group’s return to the US, Schrock reported on the request for a day of prayer for peace in South Sudan. The Brethren group received the request from Father James, general secretary of the South Sudan Council of Churches, Schrock said.

Particular prayers are requested:

— prayers for both the victims of violence and the perpetrators of violence in South Sudan

— prayers that the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed by the political opponents in South Sudan be implemented

— prayers that God’s Spirit give peace to South Sudan.

For more information about the Church of the Brethren mission in South Sudan go to www.brethren.org/partners/sudan .

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