The following is from a website called Everyday Christian.
[Bishop Wilson] Garang oversees more than 180 churches in South Sudan dealing directly with the spiritual and survival needs of impoverished people across a wide swath of the East African nation.
Garang’s experiences have brought him face-to-face with persecution, cultural doubts about Christianity and repression on a regular basis.
Garang was a refugee and part of the “Lost Boys,” a group of thousands of Sudanese children orphaned by the country’s civil war in the 1980s. It was during a long walk back to his home village in 1992 when felt the pull of ministry.
“Only through fasting and prayer was I able to survive,” Garang said. “The Holy Spirit has been instrumental for a lot of miracles and has convinced a lot of people to come to Christ. All of this has been done with how the Lord has worked, not me.”
I met Bishop Garang at the Provincial Synod of the Anglican Catholic Church in Richmond, VA. last week. You may read the whole article here.