Over 25 Years of Service to the People of South Sudan
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!
The SSAM Board of Directors has invited Yournew to come to the United States for a visit September - November of this year. Currently Yournew is in Nairobi beginning the process of applying for his Visa. If the Visa is granted, Yournew will participate in training classes, visit as many churches as possible and also visit with Paul and Marilyn. Since we are early in the process, we are asking for prayers for what could be a difficult, long process and in the end Yournew's Visa will be issued.
NOTE FROM YOURNEW
Greetings to you from Nairobi. I came to Juba yesterday and Saturday I left Juba and I have now arrived in Nairobi. The trip was very good.
I will start the Visa process next Tuesday the 10th of June 2014. I will be updating you with each step which it will take for the visa. I will be here for one to two weeks before returning to Aweil.
I visited the car company yesterday with Dr. John and saw the car. The car is good.
Pray for me and my Visa.
MOBILE MEDICAL CLINIC PURCHASED
--Received from Dr. John June 12, 2014
I am glad, along with the congregations and communities, to know we have the Mobile Medical Clinic now.
I came to Juba on Tuesday and immediately I met the manager of Global Links Auto. I was shown the unit taken in the pictures attached to this email.
Dr. John in front of the Mobile Medical Unit
I will send you the documents of the Mobile Clinic Unit after I receive everything from the company. We should finally have the unit with us tomorrow after lunch according to the manager at Global Links Auto Company.
There is an urgent need to build the store so that we can set up the mobile clinic unit and go the villages. The store construction at the compound will costs about $9,800 including the cost of labor. Attached is the itemized budget for the store. I am praying that we will be able to get basic medical equipment for the time being and medicine (Anti-malaria, Anti-diarrheal diseases, skin diseases and respiratory infections). (Note: The "store" Dr. John is referring to would be a secure structure which would house the medicine and equipment used in the Mobile Medical Clinic).
We are very pleased to know that Yournew has been invited to come to the USA to meet SSAM Board of Directors and Paul and Marilyn. We are praying that Yournew will be able to go through with the visit.
Security wise, the streets in Juba town are calm but the fear to be in our sleeping areas before seven p.m. is still the issue. I need to do everything and still be in the compound by 6:00PM.
We are thankful for the Mobile Clinic Unit which has been donated to the South Sudanese Congregation in Aweil in Northern Bahr El Ghazal State.
WHERE WILL SSAM BE?
June 24 - 19 - Ore. Christian Convention, Turner, OR
July 20 a.m. - Gates Community Church, Gates, OR
July 27 - August 1 - Winema Week of Missions, Oregon Coast
August 17 a.m. - Church of Christ, Austin, MN
August 24 a.m. - Church of Christ, Faribault, MN
Sept. 7 - First Christian Church Mission Fair, El Centro, CA
Sept. 18 - 7:30 p.m. - Orleans Church of Christ, Moulton, IA
Sept. 21 a.m. - Church of Christ, Superior, NE
Sept. 21 p.m. - Church of Christ, Grand Island, NE
Sept. 28 a.m. - Northland Christian Church, Kansas City, MO
Oct. 5 a.m. - 5th & Gibbs Church of Christ, Cottage Grove, OR
Nov. 2 a.m. - Sunrise Church of Christ, Spokane, WA
Nov. 2 p.m.- Christ's Church of Mt. Spokane, Mead, WA
Nov. 13 -16 - International Conference on Missions (ICOM), Columbus, OH
PRAYER REQUESTS & PRAISES
- Peace will be realized in South Sudan. South Sudan will celebrate
their 3rd anniversary of independence of July 9th. Pray that the
celebrations will be peaceful and there will be no further outbreaks
- Yournew's visa application process.
- Santino and his family's move to Juba.
- Wisdom and strength for Dr. John as he establishes the ministry of
the Mobile Medical Clinic.
- Health and safety of SSAM's students and evangelists
REPORT FROM SANTINO
Greetings, and thanks for your concern which I appreciate. God is on our side and He is our protector. I hope that you and our Christian brothers and sisters are doing well in the Lord.
Our local congregation is doing well and I want to inform the South Sudan African Mission board on the situation on the ground. Of course our country is big and some parts of it has been occupied by the rebels.
There are many challenges facing our local congregations. This time around there is much hunger because the community did not get a chance to harvest their crops last year when the fighting erupted in the capital city of Juba. Only those who's crops ripened early got a chance to harvest them.
You may have heard about the disease outbreak of cholera in Juba which has spread to many parts in South Sudan, even in Jonglei which includes Bor town and the Atar area.
In this area the challenges is educating the Internal Displaced People on hygiene promotion, telling them about boiling their water before drinking, washing their hands after visiting the latrines, to cook their food properly and to avoid eating uncooked food. These guidelines we have given the community has helped to prevent the diseases. In the Upper Nile of Jonglei States which are located along Nile River means there is a lots of mosquitoes and many children and adult are getting malaria. There is no any relief operation in the area and the rainy season and mosquitoes are spreading malaria.
I hope this would may be the right time for me to purchase medicines and reliefs supplies to take when I go back.
There was a small school where children were learning, but this war has affected the school performance and the school is not operating any more. Therefore I have asked the South Sudan African Mission board to bring Tabitha and my children to Juba for the children to go to school. I will still be in Atar and will back to Juba as we still do not have any internet in Malakal town, What is your opinion on bringing my children to Juba to study? (The SSAM Board approved $1200 for Santino to move his family to Juba where they will be safer and there is also a school for his children.)
Below are the expenditures for allowance amounting to 2700 ssp (South Sudanese Pounds) or 900 US dollars.
Transportation to and from -- 1000 ssp
2 Bags of sorghum @ 500 -- 1000 ssp
Sunday school children biscuits' box -- 300 ssp
Half bag of beans -- 200 ssp
Transport while in Paloch and Juba -- 100 ssp
Food in Paloch while I waited the flight -- 100 ssp
Total -- 2700 ssp
May God bless you all
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