At its meeting on 19 March 2021, the Diocese of Khartoum elected the Revd Canon Fajak Avajani to be Assistant Bishop of Khartoum. Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo is Archbishop and Primate of Sudan but also Bishop of Khartoum and, as a result, carries a very heavy load. Along with his international responsibilities as a Primate in the worldwide Anglican Communion, his diocese contains the great cities of Khartoum and Omdurman and stretches north hundreds of miles down the Nile as far as Egypt. Therefore, Archbishop Ezekiel will welcome this opportunity to have a colleague helping him advance the work of God in Sudan.
Canon Fajak and his wife Cici are well known to visitors to Sudan as Fajak is currently head of the ECS Bible Translation Department based in Omdurman. Born in 1964 in the eastern Nuba Mountains, his mother tongue is Tira but he speaks good English & Arabic. He is a quiet, gracious man with a deep love of the Lord and an amazing testimony of how God has led him through his life.
Almost from the beginning of his life as a Christian, Fajak knew he was called to translate the Bible into his home language. In 2009, as the Tira New Testament was dedicated and distributed for the first time, he prayed, “My prayer is that this Bible will not take a holiday in boxes but will visit every Tira speaker, and engage him or her with the message of eternal redemption, and draw him or her near to God. May God’s Spirit create hunger and thirstiness for His word in every Tira speaker in this generation and in every generation to come till Christ returns, so that they will be among God’s elect who will welcome Him.’