TEARS for warring sudan
Daveyton in Ekurhuleni might be thousands of kilometres from war-torn Sudan, but the ripple effects of the ongoing conflict in that country have reached here through Bishop Apayi Loice Ade Nyikade of the Sudan Arise Women International.
Ade Nyikade, who is also attached to the charismatic Episcopal Church in Sudan, was speaking at the four-day conference of the Poplar Women on the Frontline held at the Oasis of Life Family Church at the weekend. This year's theme was Reformation.
Ade Nyikade was among more than 120 women delegates from around the continent who attended the event hosted by founder Prophetess Sibongile Sithole and members of her committee.
This was in response to the myriad challenges facing, for example, pastors' wives, women in ministry, women in leadership positions, business, government and all women who love God.
Delegates came from Zimbabwe, Uganda, Nigeria and all over South Africa.
Ade Nyikade's short and graphic description of events and conditions back home had many people.
The war in Sudan is between the militia and government troops and has been going on for more than two decades, Ade Nyikade told the delegates. \
She said the conflict has led to misery for thousands of indigenous people and left thousands more dead.
Speaking to Sowetan, Ade Nyikade, who comes from the southern part of Morobo, said the area was safer than other regions.
Ade Nyikade said that with powerful prayers from members of Poplar and other like-minded Christians, she said she is convinced that peace would one day return to her country.