Message from Bishop Joseph Garang Atem


For Diocesan Convention 2020

Dear Rt. Rev. Jeffrey Lee, Lisa, clergy, lay delegates, visitors and guests attending the 183rd Diocese of Chicago Convention, as well as my brother Bishop of Southeast Mexico. May mercy, grace, peace and love be multiplied upon you all. I am thankful to God, and to all of you, for your prayers and unlimited support of Renk Diocese for these many decades.

We will miss you, dear Bishop Jeffrey and Lisa.

To all my friends of the Diocese I say, “And, I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ”. Philippians 1:6. We are working to change the world according to Jesus’ teaching.

The whole Diocese of Renk is praying that, by God’s grace, we will overcome the pandemic COVID-19. Up to this time, Renk Town has no reported cases, and we are thankful.

Also, we are praying for the candidates for election of the next Bishop of Chicago, Rev. Canon Paula, Rev. Edwin, Rev. Dr. Fulton, and Rev. Winnie.

May God give you wisdom and peace in your hearts and minds, so that you will elect the next Bishop according to God’s will.

Every blessing,
Rt. Rev. Joseph Garang Atem
RenkDiocese, Episcopal Church of South Sudan