Anglican Mission Churches Unite to Help African Cause

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Byline: Nancy Luebke Daily Herald Correspondent

War, AIDS, poverty and disease are the enemies of children in East and Central Africa and the Mustard Seed Project. Three churches in the area are uniting to fight those enemies and spread the word in DuPage County during a service at 10 a.m. Oct. 24 at Edman Chapel, 401 Franklin St., Wheaton.

The three Anglican Mission in America churches are the Church of the Great Shepherd and Church of the Resurrection, both in Wheaton, and Church of the Redeemer in Glenview.

The Rev. John Kabango Rucyahana, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Shyira in Rwanda, will lead the service and liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer. He will be assisted by the rectors of the other churches, the Rev. Stewart Ruch of Church of the Resurrection, the Rev. William Beasley of Church of the Redeemer, and the Rev. Lyle Dorsett of Church of the Great Shepherd.

Rucyahana, who is coming to the United States to meet with clergy and others involved in the Mustard Seed Project, is a personal friend of Beasley's. The three churches support the Mustard Seed Project, which provides Christian homes for the orphans of Rwanda.

"The mission (Mustard Seed Project) gives our churches a chance to work together, and the clergy all know one another. …