St. John’s appointed Mission Status

During the 100th Diocesan convention of the Diocese of Olympia, St. John’s Sudanese congregation was appointed as a Mission Station of the diocese, under the leadership of our diocesan bishop, the Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel.

The Rt. Rev. Abraham Yel Nhial, bishop of the Diocese of Awiel in Sudan, was present for the appointment and commissioning.  In celebration, the members of St. John’s provided some traditional south Sudanese (Jieng) music.