Episcopal Diocese of Washington

To draw people to Jesus and embody his love
for the world by equipping faith communities,
promoting spiritual growth, and striving for justice

Southern Africa Link Committee

The Southern Africa Link Committee  was formed in early 2004 to coordinate the Episcopal Diocese of Washington (EDOW)'s partnership with the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) Anglican Church of Southern Africa.  When the partnership began, then-Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane said, "We cannot choose our human family and we cannot choose our Christian family either. Our job is to recognize that we belong to God and we belong together."

Prayers for Mozambique and Vehicle for Responding to Cyclone Devastation 

The EDOW Southern Africa Link Committee invites your prayers for Mozambique in response to Cyclone Idai, one of the worst storms ever to hit Africa” and then followed with the message about emergency aid and assistance.

Cyclone Idai has caused substantial loss of life and damage to communities, churches, roads, and bridges in Mozambique, located in Southeastern Africa on the Indian Ocean.  The hardest hit area is along the Beira Corridor through to Chimanimanis in Mozambique. The Anglican Church and other religious organizations in Mozambique are beginning to step up but have only limited resources.  Churches are important in the life of Mozambicans.  As Bishop Van Koevering and the Rev. Helen Van Koevering, formerly from the Anglican Diocese of Niassa (and now the Bishop of and clergy in the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky), has said, “the hope that Mozambicans have in the church is real and palpable.”

Our Southern Africa Link Committee is working with Archbishop Thabo of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, Bishop Mark, and Helen to find the best vehicle for responding to the loss in Mozambique.  When we have more information, we will post the information here.   


Cynthia Efird
Elizabeth (Betsy) Finley
Ian Glenday
Kitty Hempstone
Abbott McCartney
Juanita White
Contact: Abbott McCartney