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Chaplain killed in car accident in Lakes state


By Manyang Mayom

March 18, 2009 (RUMBEK) – A chaplain of Lakes state, Peter Manyok died in a car accident on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. during the visit of the high bishop of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, Daniel Deng Bul. Four others were injured on the road between Yirol West County and Rumbek Central County, at a small circle beyond Payii bride.

The late chaplain had served the church in Rumbek Diocese for two years, said Rumbek Diocese Bishop Alapayo Manyang Kuctiel De Nhieria.

A land-cruiser Prado was carrying the Bishop of Akot Diocese, Isaac Dhieu Ater, with his wife Rebecca as well as two others follower of the church on Tuesday, following the delegation of the delegations of high bishop who had flown out from Rumbek Central County on Monday to Yirol West County via Awerial county.

The day after the accident, Bishop Nhieria told journalists that he was taking medicines to Yirol West County and his car crashed down there due to the bad roads that caused unbalance to his car. He said that he asked over everyone in the car after the accident happened. He asked people seated by the door on both sides but did not hear any answer from his chaplain who was sitting in the middle. Then Bishop Ater told him that the chaplain is dead.

Buol, who was elected Primate of the Episcopal Church in Sudan in February 2008, was making his first tour of all the churches of the ten states of Southern Sudan. In 2008, an American organization called Samaritan’s Purse has built over ten churches in Lakes state counties and all churches were opened by Rumbek Diocese by Bishop Nhieria.

The churches are the first erected for the Episcopal Church in Sudan since the civil war, when Christians used to pray under the huge trees in South Sudan.

Western Bhar-El-Gazal state civilians are on standby waiting for the high bishop who went on to Lakes state counties to complete prayers of healing.


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  • 20 March 2009 03:24, by maluach madit

    IT’S a shocking news and a regret information.

    First thank you Manyang since you use to send informations to every where as we learn this calamity in Australia.

    We are somewhat traumatized to have heard such unexpeted tragedy which is disaster to us all in lakes state to loss our chaplain;Peter Manyok.

    And that is why we still blaming the gov.t of Basire who gradually mistreating Southerners to withdraw their attentions from building up their own successfull ideas, like dealing with infrastructural development,Education and other activities for the benifit of New generation in our state.

    Coming up,be calm death is a natural disater that may exist ever where at all the time, therefore we pray that his soul may rest in peace and we stil asking God to minimize the high death rate in our states unlike we could ussally hear the repeative death from our mother land RUMBEK
    All of us are mourning in Australia.


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    • 23 March 2009 10:20, by Mou

      Dear Manyang Mayom,
      I am so sorry for such mixed information you provided. It is one side joyous news and one side sad that we lost our brother Peter Manyok. Such things happen at times like this to divert attention from happiness. Thanks to Bishop Manyang de Kuctiel the Nhiera and his assistance such Bishop Maker and others.

      Thank goes to Archbishop Deng Bul for his determination to visit all ten State of which ours in amongst ten state. He has not yet arrived and I have no idea if he is going to arrive since our Bishop received notice that he is going to retire with an immediate effec from 30th June. This saddened him and decide to remain in his house in Nakuru.

      Let Archbishop proceed with his vision no matter what come across his ways. please accept my sincerely appreciation for your good and hard work to feed us with such informative news

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