Join Bishop Grant LeMarquand and his wife, Dr. Wendy, as they host our next ’11 and Lunch’ after the 11am service on Pentecost Sunday, May 20th. They recently returned from Ethiopia where they served as missionaries of SAMS (the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders).
Gambella, where most of the Anglican churches are, is poor, neglected, hot, and politically unstable. Crises are the norm. In rainy season floods destroy homes and crops. In dry season fires do the same. Food insecurity, lack of employment, shortages of water, electricity and internet access, thousands of new refugees from the war next door in South Sudan, and frequent ethnic tensions – to say nothing of the snakes, scorpions, hyenas and crocodiles – make life vulnerable. During their years in Ethiopia, Ascension (both the church and individuals from this congregation) partnered with the LeMarquands in prayer and in financial support.
Please join Bishop Grant and Dr. Wendy for “11 and Lunch” on May 20 and learn a bit more about what God has – and is – doing in a special part of the world. Lunch is by donation. Childcare will be provided for ages K and younger.