From South Sudan-
The Episcopal Church in South Sudan’s Yei River area is hoping to celebrate its one hundred years in existence in a peaceful environment. The leadership of the church has started preparations for celebrations planned to take place on the 6th February 2017. It is not clear whether the event is organized to coincide with the visit of President Salva Kiir due in the same month. The event aimed at commemorating the first introduction of Christianity headed by an Angelical missionary Paul Gibson to the people of greater Yei area in 1917.
The Christian missionaries who came to Yei as early as 1917, established the current Immanuel Diocese in the area together with numerous literacy primary, secondary, health centers and churches in Lainya, Kajo-keji and Morobo counties respectively.
Bishop Hillary Luate Adeba says the celebration marks a fundamental; cultural, spiritual, economic and socio-political transformation of communities in Yei.