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!
UYOON CHURCH OF CHRIST AWEIL EAST COUNTY
--Received from Luka Goch Manot, August 14, 2014
The church congregations send their greetings to you and all brothers and sisters in the churches in America. We are praying for peace in South Sudan and peace in America.
In our church we are blessed to have a wonderful congregation and we are praying that it will grow every day.
We baptized 6 people and 12 more members were converted into the church in Uyoon alone. Twenty four more people are waiting to be baptized next Sunday. Our people are changing gradually to Christianity from believing in their African Gods. We are thanking God for showing our community a way to His Kingdom. Every Sunday we pray for peace among our people, tribes and between communities around us and peace in the world.
God bless you. Luka Goch Manot
Luka Goch Manot
Luka is requesting funds for eye surgery. Luka does not have a US sponsor and for $300 a month an individual, a congregation or a Sunday School Group could sponsor this diligent young evangelist. If you would like to sponsor Luka or help with the cost of his $3,750 eye surgery , please send your funds to SSAM and designate "Luka".
The problem with my (left) eye began when I was a young boy. It has white color (spot) in the eye. This condition can lead to vision loss which will prone me to reading inability. I am requesting to SSAM for my eye treatment. The treatment for my eye can be done in Kampala, Uganda or Nairobi, Kenya with surgical procedure. I didn't know the cause of this eye condition since it began at my childhood.
The followings were identified as the course of costs:
1. Transport from Aweil to Kampala will costs me $700
2. Treatment (eye surgery) can cost up to $1500
3. Accommodation and feeding costs is estimated at $1000
4. And domestic transport while on treatment costs $200
5. Possibility of added costs for eye glasses that might be prescribed are estimated at $350.
Total course will be $3750. I have no other sources of income except SSAM. I kindly request SSAM to sponsor the course of my eye treatment so that I can continue reading the gospel of Christ in our churches to our people here in Aweil.
If I am not treating this eye disease now then in the next intake of ABC I will not be able to see to stand and see to teach because of eye problem. In going to Kampala or Nairobi my wife needs to be with me because at time of surgery there is a need for next of kin to sign the agreeable papers. I may not be able to use my eye for seeing immediately after surgery too.
I am requesting you that we pray together for the success of my eye problem.
Dr. John examined my eye condition and proved the diagnosis of my eye condition to be Cataract and he concluded that there are no Cataract Surgical Wet Lab (or specialized health centers that are well equipped with cataract surgical tools and personnel) in our states and Juba hospital will need booking for surgeons (specialized ophthalmologists) that are residing outside the country.
God is able. Praise God.
Thanks, Luka Goch Manot
PRAYERS & PRAISES
- Funds will be received for Luka to get his needed cataract
- Funds will continue to come in for the Mobile Medical Clinic.
- Lasting peace will be realized.
- The students at Aweil Bible College as they are nearing
completion and will be graduating soon.
- Traveling mercies for Bev as she represents SSAM this fall.
Aweil Bible College
I am currently teaching at the Malek Church Compound at the Aweil Bible College, “Personal Development”. There are visible spiritual changes and growth amongst our young evangelists. Their knowledge, skills, courage and confidence levels are moving forward and never backward. They are inspired by the scriptures.
The ABC administration is expecting the next intake of students to be at least 50 students as many young people in different churches are requesting to be taken admitted for the next opportunity.
The Aweil Bible College request the presence of Steve and a team during the upcoming graduation to witness how joyful the students will be. We are also praying that our young evangelists will get sponsored while in the field of evangelism after the completion at their respective churches.
- Peace for the people of South Sudan
- Motorbike for me and for the ABC college for ABC coordination
- Constructing the library for the ABC
- Completion of Aweil Mission Coordination office
God bless you. Luka Goch Manot
Please join us on Sunday, October 19 2-4 p.m. at Harvest Christian Church, 123 SW 21st, Troutdale, OR to celebrate Marilyn Douglass' 85th birthday. If you are unable to attend please feel free to send your birthday wishes to PO Box 2432, Gresham, OR 97030
WHERE WILL SSAM BE?
Sept. 18 - 7:30 p.m. Orleans Church of Christ, Moulton, IA
Sept. 21 a.m. - Church of Christ, Superior, NE
Sept. 21- 6 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
Oct. 10 - Mission Banquet, Woodburn Christian Church, Woodburn, OR
Oct 25 - Harvest of Talents (HOT) Lincoln, IL
Nov. 2 a.m. - Sunrise Church of Christ, Spokane, WA
Nov. 2 p.m. - Christ's Church of Mt. Spokane, Mead, WA
Nov. 9 a.m. - La Crosse Christian Church, La Crosse, IN
Nov. 9 p.m. - Medaryville Christian Church, Medaryville, IN
Nov. 13-16 - International Conference on Missions (ICOM), Columbus, OH Booth #1037
Bev, Myron and Donna were blessed to be able to represent SSAM at the Ministry Fair at First Christian Church in El Centro, CA and meet with their mission committee.
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