As a missionary in the Sudan, amid unrest and war following Sudanese independence, Nikkel wrote these quasi-public letters -- missionary epistles --to his friends and supporters back home in the USA. These letters present a vivid picture of daily struggle in an impoverished, war-torn, but lavishly beautiful country.
MARC NIKKEL was a priest of the Episcopal Church who served for twenty years as a missionary appointee in the Sudan. GRANT LEMARQUAND is Professor of Biblical Studies and Mission at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA. He has also served as a missionary in the Anglican Church of Kenya.