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.
Yournew Appointed To South Sudan Parliament
On May 12, 2021, we were surprised by the
presidential decree announcing Governor
Yournew as a member of Parliament within the
Reconstituted National Transitional Assembly.
We are praising God for using Yournew to help
his people at a higher capacity.
Let us be praying for Yournew that God will use
him and others to keep the country peaceful.
-- Dr. John
<<< Yournew Wol Kuot
A Note from Yournew Regarding His Appointment
Greetings to you in the name of Lord Jesus Christ:
I am glad to have this opportunity to write and inform you about my appointment with the
National Assembly of the Republic of South Sudan. The strong recommendation came
from the people of Aweil South Malekalel where I have been teaching the message of
Christ for many years.
I thank God that the president of Republic of South Sudan accepted the request of the
people of Aweil South and appointed me to represent them in the Juba Parliament.
To our supporter friends from SSAM in the US, I would like them to know that I will be
representing Awiel South County which is one of the fi ve counties of Northern Bahr El
It has a population of 800,000 people where we minister in ten Churches of Christ.
I look forward to working together with the many honorable members and government
offi cials to play my part in sharing the message of Christ and making politics work together
at the heart of the South Sudan constitution.
Please put me in your daily prayers so the message of Christ can capture the hearts
of South Sudan members of Parliament.
Love in Christ,
Yournew Wol Kuot
Yournew encouraging and supporting his people in Malek, South Sudan
Mobile Medical Unit Vehicle Update
As reported in the last newsletter, the
South Sudan African Mission in Aweil,
South Sudan is in desperate need of a
new mode of transportation. The current
mobile medical vehicle is quite frankly,
worn out. To date, we have received
$20,900 toward the $55,000 which is
needed. When you send your gift please
indicate in the memo line that it is for the
Mobile Medical Vehicle.
<<<<Attempting repairs on Mobile Medical Vehicle
Report from Dr. John
MAY 19, 2021
Dear sister Bev and the team in the USA
Accept greetings from the Christians in Aweil and South Sudan.We
thought of waiting for everyone to submit their reports concerning
individual church activities, but the rainy season has started, and
everyone is busy with crops plantation. This update will cover the
activities that are ongoing currently in Aweil.
We have to say once again to our Christians in the USA and American
people for support. Thank you. Because of the crop plantation and
cultivation is going on this month and next month, we have allowed
students to go plant crops with families and parents as they resume classes
on the June 06. This opportunity also gives teachers time to go plant crops
with their families. It is our prayer that we will have a good harvest this
year by God’s mercy and grace.
Aweil Bible College
The team responsible for ABC allocated budget headed by Angelo Atak
raised a concern of rising prices with government policy to reduced dollar
exchange rate in the market as a factor that will be affecting them as
classes resume in June. The budget on ABC has not been easy since the
classes resumed in February this year. The budget allocation has been
altered but funds continue not to be enough because of the market rices.
Now that the rainy season has arrived, prices will go up higher and we
need prayers and support from our brothers in the USA. We are aware if
we attain the recognition we need from the government, we will be able
in the future to sustain the college as one of the higher education centers
in the country. We need the team in the USA to continue thinking about the
college development until we can stand alone.
Hunger in South Sudan this year has worsened by the pandemic and
insecurity. The issue of hunger was raised by the local board members.
We know that we have just received three months funds. It is enough and
we say thank you to all of you who supported us. But we are still requesting
to look out for us in your prayers. Many people are forecasted by the United
Nations Survey in South Sudan and Aweil is not excluded from the list of
state that will suffer hunger and starvation this year.
Many churches missed food due to shortage of food and the higher food
prices in the market. The dollar rate dropped to 45 per dollar while the
prices of food commodities remain higher. For that very reason, particular
food for the needy was purchased in a critical time of needs to respond
to our elderly, little children and widows in our local churches of Christ in
Northern Bahr Ghazal State, South Sudan. The food aid assistance is
being received in various churches with thanks and appreciations by the
multitude of needy people who are at risk and will likely to be affected
by hunger due to food shortages across the country. Many people who
received the food rations will be able to eat one or two meals for one and
half to two weeks.
Yournew Wol Kuot took his time to help with the food distributions and
encouraged these needy believers. He added the current Covid-19
situation that SSAM board leaders in USA, individuals Christians and
churches are trying the level best to contribute cash to purchase food for
you. He added that it is a great commitment to donate this food to you at
this critical time. Let us pray for USA and SSAM for their health.
Malek Christian Hospital
Malek Hospital has begun to be so crowded with sick patients and mothers
who are either coming for assistance during their deliveries or those sick
with pregnancy related illness. Our wards continue to be congested with
very low medical supplies. We are praying that our supporters continue to
pray for the sick at Malek.
Malek Christian Hospital has received some packages of Anti-Malarial,
Respiratory infection medicines and Anti-diarrheal Drugs since it is malaria
and diarrhea season.
Under Tree Churches
The leaders brought up the issue of improving church shelters as
evangelists raised concerns of the under-tree churches where rainfalls and
sun disturbs them in worship. Leaders were advised to continue to talk to
the evangelists and congregation to be patient and continue to worship the
Lord wherever they are, in their houses and under the trees.
In an effort to be more efficient
a new mailing address has been
established. Please send all
South Sudan African Mission,
PO Box 8396,
Rochester MN 55903
WHERE WILL SSAM BE?
June 6 — Hope Summit Christian Church, Rochester, MN
July 25-30 — Winema Week of Missions, Oregon Coast
August 29 — Worthington, MN Church of Christ
Sept. 12 — Monterey, LA Church of Christ
Sept. 19 — Forest Park Church of Christ, Crowley, LA
As the pandemic begins to lessen, please consider allowing
SSAM to come to your church to give an update on the
wonderful things happening in South Sudan.
If your church or mission committee would like a
please contact us
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