The sudden death of prominent Lou Nuer preacher, pastor Michael Wiyual Thep shocked the entire Nuer community. Several people lamented his death on Saturday on social media.
Pastor Michael is known as a humble man of God who shepherds thousands of flocks across the Lou Nuer and the entire Nuer community. Michael died on Saturday in Akobo Hospital after battling a short illness. The family has not yet disclosed to the media what causes his death.
Michael was a Presbyterian Church Congregation in Akobo for more than 25 years.
Changkuothnyatungoong Gatnyamiraan who lamented the death of the legendary pastor on social media said that it is one of the most difficult moments in the community.
“Late Rev Michael Wiyual Thep was a God-fearing man” known for his humility, love, and honesty. A man of faith.
“Late Rev. Michael Wiyual Thep served the Presbyterian Church for more than 25 years. He was a God-fearing man, full of humility, love, humbled, honest and a man of faith.”
Changkuoth describes the sudden death of Pastor Michael as “heartbreaking and disturbing” to the entire family and Lou Nuer community.
“The sudden death of Pastor Michael Wiyual Thep on Saturday 6/2/2021 at Akobo Hospital is heartbreaking news to all who knew him, most in particular; his immediate family, relatives, colleagues, Presbyterian Church Congregation, Lou Nuer Community and the Nuer Community as a whole”
“On the family note: Late Rev. Michael Wiyual Thep was an uncle, a teacher, a guardian, and a man who was closed to our Pur Yien Khor’s family. He has been with us through thick and thin over the years. We will miss him dearly”