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Celebrating 30 Years of Service

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 Khartoum, Sudan.

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.

 

SECOND QUARTER 2021 Update
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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 Ghazal State. 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

 

 

 

 

Prayer Requests and Praises

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.

Address Reminder

In an effort to be more efficient a new mailing address has been established. Please send all correspondence to:

South Sudan African Mission,
PO Box 8396,
Rochester MN 55903

 

Baptism

Preach!

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 SSAM update
please contact us

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