25 Years of Service to the People of South Sudan, 1988 - 2013
There are 100 Native Sudanese, ordained Evangelists with college degrees preaching in their hometowns. They take turns today coming to Malek to teach 40 to 60 new Students in their own language at ABC. There are now a total of 160 Evangelists, including students, serving Christ in growing churches in Sudan. Prayers requested!!
MOBILE MEDICAL CLINIC
(Steve wrote this article for Faith Christian's weekly bulletin. It is a summary of an email received from Dr. John in November.)
I got a report this week from Sudan. Our young doctor couldn't wait for the clinic vehicle to be purchased and set up, so he took a pick-up owned by the mission, a bag of medicines and drove fifty miles to Majok Ajuong village where our evangelists had already been sharing the gospel.
Dr. John treated 125 people with various illnesses and Joseph taught 107 candidates for baptism. He arranged for further teaching for 52 and baptized 55. John said, "There was an old mother who proved to have peptic ulcers and was treated with medicine. She shouted praise to God. She claimed to have not met any health team coming with church leaders to such a deep village." "Doctors always come and sit in the town waiting for us to come. When we are old and weak and sick we cannot move so far under such shining and hot sun." John concluded, "As we left the Christians were rejoicing." We join them in rejoicing for the privilege of impacting people's lives in such a profound way. Thank you for your generous gifts. The congregation here at Faith is rejoicing as well for the partnership we have in sharing help and hope in South Sudan.
Dr. John listening to a man tell of his wife's illness
AWEIL TOWN PROPERTY (MISSION HEADQUARTERS)
The Board of Directors for SSAM recently approved $30,000 to construct an office and fence the property in Aweil Town. We are using steel posts and wire fencing which costs more, but any other option has to be replaced every few years. The church in Malek is donating bricks which they made. This building will also serve as headquarters for the Mobile Medical Clinic. Starting from Aweil will cut about 40 miles off most trips as opposed to starting in Malek. Yournew will be arranging to have a well drilled as soon as there is a rig in the area. This will cost an additional $7,000-$10,000. We will establish a church planting team for this hub city early next year. We have a core group of friends, relatives and former mission employees already in Aweil, so this new church should get off to a great start! If you would like to make a year-end gift to help with this, mark it "Aweil Church."
Waiting in line to be baptized in Majok Ajuong
Merry Christmas and blessings in 2014 from the South Sudan African Mission Board of Directors and staff:
Steve, Myron, Herb, Phil, Frank, Bev, Paul and Marilyn.
- SSAM Board of Directors as they lead the South Sudan African
Mission in 2014 and beyond.
The following were prayer requests from Yournew in recent
- Purchase of the Mobile Clinic which will soon be put into operation.
- Students and teachers at Aweil Bible College.
- The health of myself and the entire SSAM team in South Sudan and
- Health of our communities that were displaced by flooding and
whose crops were destroyed by the water.
Aweil Bible College
Classes at the Aweil Bible College had to be suspended in the spring of 2010 because of flooding and damage to the church compound. Classes resumed in the fall of 2013 with twenty students. Following is the schedule of classes and the teachers for the Aweil Bible College.
Students attending classes at Aweil Bible Collage
SSAM YEAR IN REVIEW
God has richly blessed the South Sudan African Mission during 2013. Because of generous supporters and matching funds from Faith Christian Community in Anchorage, AK, $90,000+ was raised for the Mobile Medical Clinic. The Mobile Medical Clinic will serve villages of South Sudan who do not have any other way to obtain medical treatment. Dr. John's dream will soon be realized in early 2014! In addition, SSAM was able to make two trips into South Sudan, twenty four SSAM presentations in ten states, attend three conferences and one Ladies Retreat. Several churches had special events for SSAM such as Vacation Bible Schools, spaghetti feeds or special
offerings to raise awareness and funds for the people of South Sudan. Thank you each and every one who afforded us an opportunity to come to your church!
|Giving Statements for 2013 should be in the mail no later than January 20, 2014. If you do not receive yours by January 27, please let us know. Thank you for your faithful support!
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