The Diocese of Lapua is includes the city of Vaasa where Fr Amos Manga, a priest of the Diocese in Europe of Sudanese origin, ministers to members of the “White Nile Congregation”. It is also where Deacon David Oliver, an Old Catholic Deacon lives. I licensed David to serve the Anglican Church in Finland at a service that evening. The Finnish Churches in the city also sponsor an international ministry to serve non-Finns. Bishop Simo and I are keen to see all these ministry resources of both our Churches become more focussed and coordinated to attend to the pastoral challenges of the Sudanese community. The Porvoo Agreement which brings our Churches in to full communion provides the way for this to happen and assumes that our Churches will work together in our ministry and mission.
|Candidatese for Baptism and Confirmation|
|Deacon David Oliver|
|Lassie and the Lads|