REPORT FROM SOUTHERN SUDAN (1)
The following report gives a slice of what God is doing through this ministry in Southern Sudan, a relatively new country of 11.5 million people, of which 3.9 million are at risk of starvation, and 2.3 million who fled their homes. Pray that this ministry will bring the light of Christ and the gospel through our training indigenous pastors to those who have never heard the good news.
“On Sunday I was asked to bring the morning message at the New Testament Baptist Church in Juba. It was a great time of diverse worship and meeting new people who had a simple love and tremendous hunger for our Lord. Afterwards, we went to eat at a Turkish restaurant. I asked, “why Turkish?” I soon learned that most all the businesses are owned by Muslims not only from Sudan, but from other Islamic countries. I also learned that this is nothing new; they have been persecuting and killing Christians and taking their resources. However, what is most important is the impact the Lord is making there through the New Testament Baptist Church with the support of “Remember” in building just basic shelters that has enabled them not only to train church planters but to provide schooling where they teach English and the Bible to almost 700 children. Many of these children are from Muslim families and are coming to know Christ as their Lord and Savior. What a powerful work of God taking place in South Sudan.
On Monday afternoon we had our first training. Although many were not present due to the mechanical failure of the vehicle transporting them from the refugee camps, we still presented the ones there with the English manual, God’s Plan for His Church (GPHC). Everyone was hungry to learn and devoted themselves to grasping the big picture of God’s purpose (His Glory) and God’s plan (to build His church). The next day, Tuesday, we had to cancel our meetings because it rained and the roads were impassable.”
More will be shared tomorrow. Please be in prayer for these believers; for their protection, strengthening and the Holy Spirit to use this training to advance the work of God in Sudan.
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