This morning I woke up to the news that over 160 people had been slaughtered in the area of Gambella, Ethiopia within our Diocese.  Many children were abducted, and cattle and food stolen.  This news came from Rev Dr Johann W H van der Bijl, Dean of our St Frumentius’ Anglican Theological College, Gambella, Ethiopia.  The fear is that this conflict may escalate and spread.

Please pray for safety and wisdom for Bishop Grant and Rev Johann and all staff in the Anglican center and the churches of that area. Pray also for the people of this very inflamed region.

You can read more about these events in the article at this link.

Bishop Mouneer

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  1. Thank you for sharing this tragic news. We keep you all in our prayers. Love and blessings, Hannah

  2. We will hold our fellow Christians in Gambella in prayer through these hard times.
    He who calls us is faithful.

  3. I am praying for the people of Gambella and particularly the families who have lost a loved one that they find the peace of God amidst their suffering and for Father Yohann and all who work with him that they will feel the power of the Holy Spirit every day to sustain them in their work.

  4. Praying for our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia… our God is a miracle working God, and he is not deaf to our prayers, nor is his arm shortened that he cannot save… He hears our cries and will answer. May our loving God surround you with His Shalom, His grace, mercy and abundant love at this difficult time. Teri from Fiji

  5. We are praying for the safety of all, the protection of your children, and an end to this violence. We pray also of +Grant, for Wendy, and your whole diocesan ministry.

  6. We are praying for you from Cambridge. What a terrible tragedy. Thank you for letting us know some details.
    Love from all of us in St Benet’s Church , one of your partner parishes in Cambridge.
    Sibella Laing.

  7. Praying, God,s will be done, His kingdom come. Safety for all concerned.

  8. I pray that the blood of the martyrs may be the seed of a revitalized church in Gambella and a powerful witness to others parts of Ethiopia and beyond. May the Lord comfort the grieving in a very special way, and they know that they are not forsaken. Lord have mercy! And

  9. We here in the Diocese of Texas, USA are praying for all in the Diocese of Egypt.