[AANA] A book published to mark the centenary of the Episcopal Church in Sudan [ECS] declares that church in the massive African country of Sudan will continue to grow irrespective of the many problems the country and the church itself are currently facing.
The 288-page book, "But God is not defeated" contains a number of essays by Sudanese Christians and others are committed to the people of Sudan. There are also maps, sketches and photographs, which celebrate 100 years of the ECS, which currently has 24 diocese.
"We will all do well to read this book," writes the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd George Carey, in his foreword to the book, "firstly as a wonderful reminder of the way in which God does bless us even in the most difficult of circumstances, and secondly as an inspiration to our own ministry."
The Archbishop goes on to say how the book reminds us not only of the distinguished history of Anglicanism in Sudan, but also of its vibrant life today despite the enormous sufferings of the people.
"We are celebrating the birth of the ECS in December 1899," writes the Revd Samuel Kayanga, who is co-editor of the book with Andrew Wheeler, "when Gwynne and Harpur of the Church Missionary Society reached Omdurman."