Visit to the Diocese of Bethlehem by Bishop Anthony Poggo of the Diocese of Kajo Keji
[From Bishop Paul Marshall, posted last Monday afternoon, March 8, on Bakery] I hope you saw the press coverage of the bishop's Reading and Wilkes-Barre visits. (Background story here.) He was able to visit New Bethany and the Trinity soup kitchen, as well as two clergy Bible studies. The week also gave him opportunity to hear directly from our General Convention deputation and attend the regular meeting of the diocesan staff. Wednesday night was a special evening with the World Mission Committee. Friday night offered time with young people, and on Saturday morning Sophie and Lucy Kitch-Peck gave him the insider's tour of Bethlehem on foot. He also had personal contact with a number of our clergy and lay people as the week progressed. [Here's a story with photos of his visit to Trinity Easton.]
in all, he has a much deeper picture of our life than his very brief
previous visit to our convention afforded. After a very pleasant trip
to Sayre and back over the weekend, we concluded last night with dinner
at the Barebo's. Today was packing, lunch, and a drive to Newark.
Bishop Anthony and I have come to know each other very much better
after our week in the car together (Andrew, I miss you). The last few
days gave us opportunity to discuss core issues of mission and the
tasks of episcopate. Ever a busy man, Bishop Anthony will return not to
Kajo-Keji, but to Juba, the capitol of the south, where he will preach
at a bishops' retreat and then on to a mission meeting on his way to
Nairobi. It was a great pleasure to have him with us, and I am grateful
for all who cooperated in making the trip a success.
The April edition of Diocesan Life will provide rich photo coverage. Download a pdf file of pages 4-5 of that issue below.