Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sudan - Part Two



While in Sudan, we had the privilege of working with Bishop Taban. He and his wife, Grace Ann, were a blessing to know. Their love for the Lord and for the people of Sudan and beyond was convicting. They have a vision for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. Through the network of their churches and ministries, they are empowering people all over Africa to spread the gospel by loving orphans, training pastors, educating the people, funding clinics, creating jobs...the list goes on and on.

Will you pray that the Lord would bless and increase their work there? Will you pray how you can help the people of Sudan? Here are a few ways you can help:

Aid Sudan - make a donation or buy a radio by which people may hear the gospel

His Voice for Sudan - help build an orphanage

Actions Speak Louder - purchase a great song and contribute to His Voice for Sudan

His Voice Global Silent Auction - attend this event which will feature a screening of the documentary The New Sudan



You might be wondering what Matt is wearing in the photo at the beginning of this post. While we were in Sudan, Matt was officially made a bishop. There was a ceremony and everything! It was a huge honor. We were humbled to be a part. Here are a few more photos of the ceremony:



5 comments:

Erin said...

Praying for Sudan!

Porcupinetaxi said...

Keep up the good work!!!

emily said...

These pictures are so funny! Seeing Matt Chandler dressed up in a Bishop's garb... far cry from jeans and a plaid shirt!
Lord do mighty work in Sudan!

Erik said...

Love the bishop robe! So old school and classic. What an honorable day this must have been Matt and Lauren.

Would've made the great Bishop of Liverpool, J.C. Ryle (1816-1900) proud! ;)

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Matthew said...

Hello,

I am ignorant to what it means to be a bishop in this sudanese setting.

I am wondering if you could explain a little to me about who they are and what theology they teach and perscribe to?

Being a "Baptistic" kind of guy, I am interesting in learning what they teach and why Matt became a bishop?

Thanks in advance!

In His grip,

Matthew