St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

World Mission Sunday 2023

World Mission Sunday

Sermon on World Mission Sunday by Bishop Thadeus R. Barnum

Bishop Jorge Aguilar, Anglican Church Peru

Video Transcript
"Blessings in the Name of the Lord to the entire community of St. Johns Parish Church, my beloved and loyal friends in Jesus Christ. As the Anglican Church of Peru, we would like to thank you for your prayers and for sharing your blessings with us. We think of the first community in the Book of Acts, Chapter 2 as a calling of reality when you share your blessings with us.

Today we ask for prayers for peace in Peru. We are passing through a difficult situation—our brothers are against brothers, leaders against leaders; our families are divided as well as some churches. The images you are seeing are violent, and they are helpless people injured on the streets. Help us pray for peace. We need peace in our country.

Psalm 40:1-2 says, 'I waited patiently for the LORD; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, the mud, and the mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.' We believe that will happen. Thank you.
Have a great Mission Sunday"

Bishop Godfrey Loum, Diocese Northern Uganda

Over the last thirteen years, St. John’s Parish Church has partnered with two godly bishops, the Rt. Rev. Johnson Gakumba and, currently, the Rt. Rev. Godfrey Loum, who serve the Lord by preaching the gospel to rebuild their communities. Early in our relationship, we provided resources to build a guest house for short-term mission teams, housing for the theological college’s principal, and the bishop’s visitors. In addition, we've contributed to fund a maternity wing and laboratory for the Diocesan health clinic that serves everyone in the nearby communities. Through the Anglican Diocese of Northern Uganda, we’ve witnessed God’s grace in healing the trauma of years of civil strife and war.
The parishioners of St. John’s who have journeyed on short-term mission trips have been blessed to worship, pray, and develop relationships with our Acholi Christian brothers and sisters in Christ. Nearly everyone who goes to Uganda finds it to be a transformative experience. An African proverb that says, “you may leave Africa, but Africa will never leave you.”

Join Bishop Godfrey as he prays for God's Mission through our partnership.