Though familiar topics to Christians in the West, Rev Malis Basha (Mission & Evangelism Coordinator for the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and the Sudan’s Diocese of Juba) recognises that in South Sudan, ”our churches lack knowledge on evangelism and discipleship.” This Easter Monday, he gathered over 40 evangelists from Kator Archdeaconry, an area of Juba, for teaching on this area and reports that it was a transformational time:
”Some said that they didn’t even know their responsibility on discipleship and many committed themselves to doing bible studies in their church, others said that they will share what God did in their lives with others, which is evangelism.”
This is greatly encouraging! Please pray that, as God opens eyes and deepens understanding, those there would respond in obedience and faith by putting things learnt into practice. Pray that more and more bible studies and discipleship would be taking place and that this would help to mature the Church in South Sudan.
Malis asks for prayer as meets with the Archdeaconry to plan further training for pastors in this area.