Letter From The Family Regarding Sunday Ekanem

We have received a letter from Sunday Ekanem Jr. regarding the burial arrangements for Sunday Ekanem Sr (pictured here).

As you will recall, Sunday was a graduate of SIBI (class of 1973) and was working with the External Studies Division and International Studies Division of SIBI in Nigeria at the CAO Essien School of Evangelism. I will share the letter with you in the space below, but want to first let you know that if you would like to help the family with a monetary gift to cover funeral expenses, that would be appreciated. You can send it to SIBI and write on the memo line "Sunday Ekanem family" or send a note with your check. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

In Him,


Greetings in the name of the Lord. On behalf of my family, I deeply regret to inform you that Mr. Sunday Ekanem, Sr. passed on to glory onFriday May 09, 2008 after a brief illness. We never have met, but I know my father kept close contacts with you. This informed the decision to officially inform you, Sir, of the sad event. Please accept my apologies for letting you know about this rather late. He, very likely, will be laid to rest on May 21, 2008. Adequate preparations are being made to this effect. I am Dr Sunday O. Ekanem, his first son. Please do me a great favor to inform as many people as possible who may have been his good friends. May God grant us all the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss, Amen. Thank you, Sir.

Sunday Ekanem, Jr