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Born in 1948, Rev. Jeffreys Kayanga, one of my most trusted friends and co-workers in Sudan, passed away after a short illness on 28 June 2020. Jeffreys Kayanga and I walked many hundreds of kilometres together in the war zones of Sudan. Together, Jeffreys and I conducted hundreds of services, outreaches and lectures in remote villages and towns throughout Western Equatoria, amongst the Moru, Zande, Bari, Dinka and Nuer people. We conducted leadership training programs for pastors, chaplains, teachers, evangelists, youth workers and medics. He was my translator on many hundreds of occasions. Jeffreys was a capable organiser and gifted negotiator resolving many complications and avoiding conflicts amongst different tribes and officials. When we brought Samaritan's Purse in to renovate the hospital in Lui, he became the coordinator between SP, the local church and government officials.
Under Fire in Sudan
On numerous occasions we had to dive for cover when under fire from aerial and artillery bombardment and when under rocket attack. Jeffreys Kayanga was one of my most trusted friends and co-workers in Sudan. Along with Bishop Bullen Dolli and Canon Kenneth Baringwa, Jeffreys was one of my three main co-workers in Sudan. Jeffreys was the person I worked with more than any other. He and I enjoyed many great outreaches, services, projects and adventures for the Kingdom of God. South Sudan has lost one of its most stalwart heroes who played a vital role in working for the independence and freedom of their nation. His work and witness will continue to bear fruit for all eternity. Jeffreys Kayanga can now declare: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the Faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
Pray for the Kayanga Family
Please remember in prayer, Rev. Jeffreys Kayanga’s wife, Vaida Odra’ba Ezikia and their children: Silivia Afiya Jeffreys; John Fakiri Jeffreys; Charity Arufa Jeffreys; Faith Dodocia Jeffreys and Jonathan Ingila Jeffreys.
In Sure and Certain Hope of the Resurrection
We praise God that our Lord Jesus Christ is “…the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live…” John 11:25-26
Please see the video that we have produced to honour our brother Rev. Jeffreys Kayanga, here.
You can also view an interview with Rev. Jeffreys Kayanga, filmed just after South Sudan won her independence, 2011, click here.
Rev. Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
To listen to a video which includes Jefferys explaining about the bombing
of the Lui Cathedral on Christmas 2000 Click HERE