Christians Donate Clothes to Needy IDPs


By Rev William Majok Mayuang

Some donated clothesChristians at Good shepherd cathedral in Wau Diocese have donated clothes to internally displaced persons (IDPs).

On Tuesday 31st January 2017 thousands of civilians displaced by the recent fighting between the rebels allied to the former vice president Dr Riak Machar and Dinka militia, popularly known as Gelweng (cattle guards) arrived at the Good shepherd cathedral in Wau town.

The donations are in response to an appeal on 5th Feb by Bishop of Wau Diocese Rt Rev Moses Deng Bol for Christians to donate whatever they have to the IDPs.

Women donors of clothing for IDPsAmong those who responded to the Bishop’s appeal included members of Mothers Union led by the Diocesan MU Leader Mrs. Achol Awutoch who gave 121 clothing items, the Dean’s warden Dr Athuong Kuch Jok who donated 25 clothing items, the people’s warden and the cathedral treasurer Dr Abraham Matoch Dhal and his wife Sarah Manashi who donated eleven (11) clothing items.

Bishop Deng received the donations and thanked the Christians for showing compassion towards the IDPs.

The donations were handed over to the programs manager of the Diocesan Relief and Development Wing – Christians Action for Relief and Development (CARD) Rev Andrew Apiny Macham to distribute them to the IDPs.

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        Rev Andrew receives a donation    Bishop Moses receives a donation

      The Mothers Union helped the collection of clothes