The Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan on Sunday in Juba called on the South Sudanese to accept and forgive each other during the lent.
Daniel Deng Bul said during the dedication of Nyokuron West ECSSS Parish that the time of lent is for recalling the bad past and forgiving others.
He baptized four.
The Archbishop adds that the people need peace for them to be educated and build more churches.
‘’We are fighting in this country,’’ Archbishop Deng says ‘’we are pointing fingers to each other, that the other person is a sinner and the other is not. I want tell you nobody who is not a sinner. We are all sinners but the sinners must accept one another. This is what the people of Saint Mark are teaching us today’’
Reverend Augustino Abugo Peter pastor in charge of the parish expressed his happiness for the dedication of the Parish saying it will increase evangelization in South Sudan.
The pastor believes his prayers asking God to have church is answered.
Parish church Council Member Amin Zachariah Kiribi says in Nyokuron West the church is helping fight the increasing night crimes by prayers and religious teachings.
‘’Here in Nyokuron West we only have Saint Mark and there is no any other church around us,’’ Kiribi adds ‘’ Here in the area there are many criminal cases of killing at night and theft. For us in the church we pray for these cases to reduce and those doing these to come to us in the church’’
He asks the government to help the community in Nyokuron West by providing security to citizens and jobs to the youths so that youths come out from their criminal behaviors.
Thousands of Christians gathered to attend the dedication of the Parish.