Africa – South Sudan, Ethiopia & N. Kenya updates, February 15, 2019
We are thankful that Pr. Martin was able to travel with Sarah, Pr. John Light’s widow, to visit and meet with Prossy and the pastors and leaders in Juba, South Sudan. John Light was the first coordinator in South Sudan and began the ministry there, but went to be with the Lord a few years ago after the rebels forced them to leave their homes and seek refuge in Uganda. After his passing, Prossy felt called to move to South Sudan and re-establish the ministry work there and started by getting support to rebuild the first church building there. That is now complete and the dedication is planned this next Sunday. She also has the sound and video equipment to begin outreaches to the people spread throughout the community and beyond. The costs of living, including transportation, is very high and we are praying for the money needed to purchase a 3-wheeled motor bike to move the equipment where needed. Also the drinking water from the river is causing many to be sick and die so we are praying for a well that will provide water.
Pr. Simon, the coordinator in north Kenya, is currently working with tribes along the Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia border and is very involved in training pastors and leaders. Much of the outreach and discipleship training is now being done in the many refugee camps along the borders. We will be taking solar-powered audio bibles in seven different languages for Simon with us when we travel to Uganda to meet with all the coordinators in May.
We continue to be encouraged by the testimonies of the many people coming to salvation and being discipled by trained leaders in Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia and the DRCongo. We are praying for more support to purchase equipment and the support needed for more coordinators that can work with the church families in their areas to organize outreaches that bring people into the kingdom and to train the pastor’s and leader’s. We are praying that resources will be available to allow Pr. Martin to visit each of the areas to support the bible schools and training that these leaders are requesting.
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