Former Dean Appointed to Lead Prison Ministry

By Rev. William Majok Mayuang.

This is Rev Angelina

The former Dean of Good shepherd cathedral Rev. Angelina Ayen Chagai has been appointed to lead Bishop Riak prison ministry. The prison ministry which is named after the former Bishop of Wau Diocese Henry Chir Riak as a way of remembering his imprisonment for three years by the Khartoum government during the North-South war. God used Bishop Riak to do wonders during his time in prison including praying for one prisoner who was put in prison because he converted from Islam to Christianity until the chains fell off his legs forcing the Khartoum government to release the man without charge. The government also decided to release Bishop Riak so that he cannot covert the rest of the prisoners from Islam to Christianity.

The prison team is divided into two groups, one group is based in Kuajok the capital of Gogrial State and another one in Wau the town. The Kuajok team is led by the Suffragan Bishop of Gogrial Area Diocese Rt Rev. Abraham Ngor Mangong ,  other team members includes the Dean of St Mary Cathedral Rev Andrea Ngong and Evangelist Akeen Akoon.

The Wau team is led by Rev Angelina Ayen and Rev Samuel Marik Majok. Rev Ayen welcomed her appointment and appreciated the Bishop of Wau Diocese Rt Rev Moses Deng Bol for appointing her to lead the prison chaplaincy team. Rev Ayen has served as a prison chaplain for more than 10 years in Khartoum during the war the 21 years of Sudan’s second civil war.

The Wau Diocesan prison ministry is currently being supported by the family of the vicar of St Margaret’s Whitnash and Warwick Gates Community Church Rev Richard Suffern who was touched by the work of the prison team when he came to Kuacjok in 2015 as leader of SOMA Team.