Celebrating Over 30 Years of Service
to the People of South Sudan
The South Sudan African Mission
began in 1988 when IDES
(International Disaster Emergency
Service) of Noblesville, IN sent
Paul and Marilyn Douglass to
As a result of South Sudan African Mission, Aweil Bible College was founded and
in 2007 with eighteen in the first graduating class. To date there has been over
75 graduates. The Malek Christian Hospital, funded by SSAM, opened their doors
in October 2009.
REPORT FROM DR. JOHN
— July 8, 2020
Receive our greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ the Son of the Living
God. I would like to give updates on the funds sent on June 26...
We have purchased food items, medical supplies and other miscellaneous items with the funds
you recently wired.
We were able to meet with the evangelists and taught them to evangelize the individuals,
families, churches and small towns. We made a map of places where the Word has not
reached. As a result, Michael and Maror went back to the new church at Wathmuok Church of
Christ last Sunday and 20 new believers were baptized into Christ. Praise the Lord!
The training was how to make
disciples that make other disciples as
commanded by the Lord as in Mathew
28: 18–20. Disciple making training
covers scriptures that command us
to repent and believe, be baptized,
keep praying, go make disciples, have
unconditional love, continue to worship
with perseverance, practice Lord’s
Supper, and give and gather, and begin
long term discipleship and the circle
All of the evangelists who attended this one-day training did appreciate the initiative and
they want to be trained on a regular basis as this strengthens their faith and motivates their
spiritual wellbeing. They are giving thanks to SSAM and Christians across the churches in
the USA and elsewhere who are thinking about their faith and the condition they are facing.
This training came to my mind after learning that many Christians are depressed because of
the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Many relationships are breaking apart and many Christians
are pulling back to the world due to the difficulties they are facing. Our evangelists are
equipped to help strengthen faith in the members of their congregation through counselling and
household prayers where their spirit will be lifted and then live in perseverance.
The evangelists of the newly opened church at athmuok have requested a bicycle ($300 US)
for their work during the pandemic. It is hard to move between villages on foot during this time.
Sometimes you spend the whole day moving just to meet with an individual who need prayers
but if they are given bicycles they can move freely and return to the family and continue with
the farm work.
In Christ, John, for the team.
Food distribution in Juba
Wathmuok Church of Christ members after the baptisms
Nearly 500 Masks Sent to Malek, South Sudan
— BEV DOUGLASS MEYER
After an appeal from Dr. John for
face masks to be used during
the COVID pandemic in Malek
and Aweil, an appeal was put on
my personal Facebook page for
masks. Once again, you did not
disappoint. I am sure our mail man
wondered what all I had ordered
since packages were being
delivered daily for a while.
There are no commercial flights in
or out of South Sudan because of
COVID but I found out that DHL
delivers to Juba, South Sudan.
500 masks were collected and
sent. The cost to send 22.2 pounds
to Juba was nearly $900 but we
know that it was money well spent. Unfortunately, an additional 250
masks arrived late for a total of 750 masks. I will take those masks
on our next trip to South Sudan.
Dr. Johnís Response to Learning of Masks
Coming to Aweil and Malek
Oh great! How awesome it is for us all. These masks will
be used during the rest of the pandemic period by the
lucky individuals who will get them from us. Thank you and
prayers. God bless the beautiful people of God who helped
with this gift to the South Sudanese. We can never forget
your care for all of us.
Morise Ateny Bol’s Thanks
(EVANGELIST AND MALEK COMPOUND MANAGER)
Thank you very much for the great contribution of face
masks for us in South Sudan. We have never had this
before. We are really happy and may God bless you, your
family and people of America. All the evangelists and
communities are very happy, especially in Aweil and Malek.
Covid-19 in South Sudan Update
In March SSAM sent a special appeal letter asking for
financial help for the COVID-19 pandemic in South
Sudan. To date we have received $19,212 plus an
additional $25,000 from IDES (International Disaster
Emergency Service). $45,000 has been wired to be used for
Personal Protection Equipment, food and medicine. We praise
God for the overwhelming response!
Santino and Peter Gadet in Juba
The Church of Christ in Juba is sending their greetings to USA
churches. We are very happy about what you are doing for the
name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
This quarter we have been
progressing well with normal
church activities. We are still
encouraged and pray one of the
days we shall get our own place
We are conducting more door to
door evangelism and ten of nonmembers
believed the Church of
Christ and have been baptized.
The Church of Christ continues to
grow in Juba!
Last Sunday we were very
blessed with God’s message from
Church of Christ in Gudele where
Peter Lasu is ministering
Santino & Peter
PRAYERS REQUESTS & PRAISES
- That God protect evangelists, MCH healthcare workers, volunteers and leaders as they support their
community during this difficult time.
- That God will strengthen the government of South Sudan as 10 states are forming state and
local government at the county level, and that the leaders will be able to help communities
withstand this economical and pandemic crisis.
- That God will bless our friends, brothers and sisters in the USA to continue praying and
supporting their families as well as fellow Christians and communities in South Sudan
- That we will be able to continue supporting Malek Christian Hospital even during
- That God provide the leading and vision as we spread His Gospel till no place is left.
WHERE WILL SSAM BE?
Because of Covid-19 pandemic, most
speaking engagements have
been cancelled or postponed until 2021.
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