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!
HUNGER IN SOUTH SUDAN
Food security has been a major problem in South Sudan since the time of war. Over two million people are affected by this according to the world food program’s statistics.
Northern Bahr el Ghazal is one of the most strongly affected states by hunger since the majority are the returnees which have become IDPs (internally displaced persons) who could not afford a place for cultivation and depend on food distribution. This is caused by heavy flooding. Cultivation is very expensive for some vulnerable households who cannot afford to purchase seeds for planting and afford better tools for digging. Some of these vulnerable are war displaced who because of nsecurity cannot access the planting gardens for livestock.
Northern Bahr el Ghazal is facing a food shortage and it has became the number one worse state hit by hunger and starvation due to the ongoing wars . Most people do not have access to goods that come from as far as Kenya, Uganda (East Africa) and Khartoum. Khartoum roads are block because of the wars and eastern African goods are far away from the state. Because of the conflicts the foreign companies that are suppose to supply food to the state face insecurity and they stopped coming. Other local companies that are supposed to try their best are faced by poor road networks between states and this makes the prices shoot up to their desire local prices. Roads got damaged because of the ongoing heavy rain falls and also due to the closure of South Sudan and Sudan border.
As a factor the Church of Christ in Aweil State happened to be the place where the community runs to and asks for help. The church of Christ is improving the standards of living for most of the communities who are vulnerable and promoting economic self reliance amongst them by engaging them to become committed to God and hence work as groups in their farm to achieve some good yields.
We greatly thank SSAM for its daily support to our congregations in South Sudan in general.
The community members are joining hands to plant local crops for if they are blessed they may have a small harvest this year to help improve a few lives through the church supported farms at community level.
Thank you to those who responded to last month's appeal
to the food shortage crisis in the Aweil, South Sudan area.
To date we have received $790
AWEIL BIBLE COLLEGE
The ABC training is ongoing with twenty one students attending lectures in Malek Alel ABC main campus and two teachers who daily give lectures.
Currently the students will have their second term final examines in mid‐August and will be conducted by:
||Ezra Lual Wieu
||May, June, July and August
|Book of Acts
||Joseph Wel Ajing
|Old Testament Survey
MALEK CHRSITAIN HOSPITAL
The work of the MCH is a blessing to our community in Northern Bahr el Ghazal and South Sudan as well. They gave an appreciation to SSAM for the great support that they have been doing during the war and which continues to be increasing in efforts to date.
Lino dispensing medicine at the Malek Christian Hospital
- Ongoing food crisis and war in South Sudan
- Growth and spread of the Gospel across South Sudan
- Health of the people of South Sudan
- Dr. John as he continues his studies in Malawi
- Traveling mercies for Bev as she represents SSAM this Fall
The churches of Christ are doing a great ministry here in Aweil and Great Upper Nile as well. We are doing the Biblical teaching to the people of South Sudan. Many people have given their lives to God because of the truth which they learned in the Bible. The church of Christ is progressing well in the entire South Sudan as a Nation.
We had many baptisms from different churches in the five counties of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State (Aweil) from between December 2014 to August 2015 as shown in the table below.
||Name of Country
||Mayom (Deng Akol)
Most of the churches are constructed using local materials but some are still under tree. The communities in these areas are benefiting from the ongoing Bible studies done at different church compounds.
We thank almighty God who made it possible for us to have a Church building at Malek, this building was completed through the small funds we have been saving from our Aweil budget which come from SSAM and our congregation contributed heartily by making bricks for the building.
Community evangelism in village
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UPCOMING FOR SSAM
Sept 20 a.m. ‐ Siletz Church of Christ, Siletz, OR
Oct. 4 a.m. ‐ Northland Christian Church, Kansas City, MO
Oct. 11 a.m. ‐ Lemon Grove Christian Church, Lemon Grove, CA
Oct. 18 a.m. ‐ New Testament Church, Keokuk, IA
Oct. 18 p.m. ‐ Lancaster Christian Church, Lancaster, MO
Oct. 25 a.m. ‐ Mountain View Church of Christ, Winchester, VA
Oct. 29 ‐ Nov. 1 ‐ Int'l Conference on Missions, Richmond, VA Booth #1027, Steve & Deanna Holsinger & Bev Douglass Campbell will attend.
Nov. 13‐14 ‐ Int'l Disaster Emergency Service Board of Directors Meeting, Noblesville, IN
Nov. 15 a.m. ‐ Centerville Christian Church, Centerville IN
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