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.
Dr. John is Coming to the U.S.
When the SSAM team was in South Sudan in January, 2022, we discussed the
possibility of Dr. John coming to the States. The process has been long; but by the
time you read this newsletter, Dr. John should be in the United States.
Dr. John with his sons, Marshal (L) and Ethan (R)
Dr. John has been granted a one-year long visa; he can
stay in the States for three months on each visit.
It will be possible to extend another year when there
is a need to travel again.
To quote Dr. John, “This opportunity is so profound.
I am excited and I can’t express in words how
grateful I and local team are about this. I will bring
the SSAM Christian’s gratitude in person to the
USA and tell everyone in pictures and in spirit. The
ministry of Christ has no borders indeed, and we
need one world that praises and glorifies the name
our Lord Jesus Christ. I am not forgetting that my
coming to the USA is a miracle. I got to come in the
time of COVID-19 pandemic backlog where people
wait for more than two years to travel overseas.”
Our delegation will be traveling between September 10-14. And the three-month period will begin upon his arrival.
Church tours can begin the third week of September.
“I am the only Christian religious leader traveling with the
government delegation to the US”, said Dr. John recently.
As you can see from our following schedule, we are
going to be very busy. If you would like to have us visit
your church and we can fi t it into the schedule, we would
be very happy to come and have you meet Dr. John. He
will tell you fi rsthand how things are going in South Sudan.
If you would like to help with the extra expenses with Dr. John and his travel, SSAM would
welcome your fi nancial help. Here is our schedule:
September 18 a.m. – New Testament Church, Keokuk, IA
September 25 a.m. – Church of Christ, Superior, NE
September 28, 7 p.m. The Church in Loveland, CO
October 2 a.m. – Central Church of Christ, Gering NE
October 9 a.m. – Hope Summit Christian Church, Rochester, MN
October 16 a.m. – Westside Christian Church, Roseburg, OR
October 23 a.m. – Harvest Christian Church, Troutdale, OR
October 30 a.m. – Northland Christian Church, Kansas City, MO
November 3-5– International Conference of Missions, Columbus, OH
November 11 – IDES Board meeting, Noblesville, IN
November 20 a.m. - Church of Christ, Concord, MN
November 28 a.m. – Church of Christ, Kasson, MN
December 4 a.m. - Worthington, MN Christian Church
Report from Dr. John
It has been a trying time for the Christians in South Sudan. We are thanking God that many
are fi ghting through several obstacle to serve the Lord in different capacities. Some by
administering healthcare services at Malek Christian Hospital; some by preaching the good
news in their community, some by offering counselling services to the most hopeless.
Students meeting at the Aweil property
The Aweil Bible College will
reopen after students and teachers
requested a short break to be
home with their families during
farming seasons (June — July).
Hello Sister Bev,
I am at the hospital now with my
son Marshall. He fell and his friend
fell onto his thigh which resulted
in a thigh bone fracture. We are
requesting your prayers as we
prepare him for a bone surgery.
As of Tuesday, September 6,
Marshall has had surgery to set his femur bone and will be in the hospital three days and will
continue physical therapy at home.
Matuic Church of Christ
The roof of the Matuic Church of Christ recently
collapsed due to heavy rain. The members of the
congregation have been busy making bricks for
their new structure and are asking for $10,000 to
put a metal roof on their church building.
Bricks made by the Matuic Church of Christ for their
future building drying
Matuic Church of Christ meeting outside now
Can You Help Matuic?
Any gift you consider will help reach our $10,000 goal for a metal roof.
Luka Chan, Aweil’s New Principal
Aweil Bible College has appointed Luka Chan as their
principal after the passing of Anthony earlier this year
WHERE WILL SSAM BE?
September 18 AM : New Testament Church, Keokuk, IA
September 25 AM : Church of Christ, Superior, NE
September 28, 7 PM : The Church in Loveland, CO
October 2 AM : Central Church of Christ, Gering NE
October 9 AM : Hope Summit Christian Church, Rochester, MN
October 16 AM : Westside Christian Church, Roseburg, OR
October 23 AM : Harvest Christian Church, Troutdale, OR
October 30 AM : Northland Christian Church, Kansas City, MO
November 3–5 : International Conference of Missions, Columbus, OH
November 11 : IDES Board meeting, Noblesville, IN
November 20 AM : Church of Christ, Concord, MN
November 28 AM : Church of Christ, Kasson, MN
December 4 AM : Worthington, MN Christian Church
Please consider allowing SSAM to come to your church
in 2022 to give an update on what is happening with SSAM - please contact us
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