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Mission News 2009

Dec. '09

TIMES OF SUDANESE REJOICING.
A HIGH POINT IN WORLD HISTORY.

  • Rejoicing at the coming of Christ to earth
  • Rejoicing when Christ came to Sudan
  • Rejoicing when peace came in 2005
  • Rejoicing when Christians came to Sudan
  • Rejoicing when church buildings were built
  • Rejoicing when 90 men are preaching
  • Rejoicing when the Hospital was built
  • Rejoicing when medicine came for our bodies
  • Rejoicing with medicine for our children
  • Rejoicing with food for our children
  • Rejoicing when water wells are drilled

REJOICING WITH OUR HEARTS THRILLED. HISTORY IS IN THE MAKING.

WE ARE PROUDLY WALKING UNDER THE FLAG OF THE LOVE OF CHRIST JESUS.

  • Rejoicing with schools for our children
  • Rejoicing when we have plows for food
  • Rejoicing reading our Bibles
  • Rejoicing with our Aweil Bible College
  • Rejoicing with 52 graduates in 2009
  • Rejoicing with 100 new ABC students
  • Rejoicing because you USA Christians are here to help us rejoice

GOD BLESS YOU AND SMILE.

 

Nov. '09

A BIT FROM BEV

I arrived in Gresham earlier this month and have been adjusting to life in Oregon. While people in Minnesota are shoveling snow, my raincoat is getting used more than ever!

I am working into my position with SAM. Mountainview Church in Gresham is having a Mission Fair Nov. 7 & 8 and SAM will have a booth in the front hall.

Nov. 19-22 is the National Missionary Convention in Peoria, IL. Stop by booth #1513 and introduce yourself. I'd love to meet as many of you as possible!

YOURNEW IS IN NAIROBI OCT 26th

Yournew traveled the 1000 miles to Nairobi this week to bring Church Reports from ten different Evangelists. Yournew is sick with the flu but regaining his strength. He will return to the Malek Church compound after one week in Nairobi. He says "The good news is reports from our 18 students who graduated in 2007; but the great news is that our new Evangelists have established 7 churches in their own villages."

ELECTRIC GENERATOR

We found a new, 60 kw Gen/Set in Nairobi for $18,000.00.. Thanks to many who have sacrificed and a steady flow of funds have come in. We are still $4,000.00 short but I have confidence in you that the rest will come to SAM. We will go ahead and Yournew will return to Malek Hospital with the new generator on board. There will be much ditch digging by hand to get the underground wiring to the Hospital, Church Building and Bible College. Then fuse panels so the power is on. When we had a little 4 kw the compound looked like an Oasis in the desert but gave up being overworked with night Bible studies.

THREE WATER WELLS

The water well drilling company already has their big drilling equipment in Aweil Town, about 35 miles from Malek; they are ready to start drilling three water wells. They have been charging $12 to $13 thousand US dollars for each well; but they agreed to drill three wells for $27,000.00. SAM has money for two wells and accumulating more for the 3rd. They will start drilling at the Hospital as soon as the money is in their hand.

A SHORT NOTE FROM MARILYN

The 110 birthday cards received were a real encouragement to me. I thank each one of you very much. God Bless you!

Dol Noon Church of Christ October Report

I was among eighteen students who graduated in 2007. I have been helping at Malek for all this time after my graduation from college. I thank God for the knowledge I gained from ABC. I am happy to report to you that I am having a good Ministry at Dolnoon, it was established in June, 09.We now have 36 members.

We thank God that He blessed Dolnoon community with a big tree by the name Kuel which we made as our church building on Sunday. I pray that God will bless us to construct the church building. Dolnoon will be a strong church in the near future because we have many youth in the church who are very helpful in the church work. I am kindly requesting you to support us with chairs, bibles for our members.

Thank you. Santino Marieu

Malek Church Mission Work

I am glad to report to you the work I am doing in the mission of Malek Church. I am very happy with the ministry work here at Malek. I thank God for calling me to work with my people by teaching the word of God.

I am a leader of song at Malek Sunday Service and blessed for doing this work for God and I am happy to serve my Lord. I am a compound manager, I should know what the students will eat and the workers at the mission. God gave me wisdom to serve my people for three years. I am also helping people in the clinic giving medicines to the sick. We are the only ones giving medicines to the sick. We teach them the word of God too. I am glad to write to you that our students are happy with the food we provide to them. What is lacking is the bedding for them, we pray, one day God will bless us with beds.

Pass my greetings to our church supporters.

May God bless you. Philip Amet

Barmayen Church - Aweil Center

Greeting to you all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am happy to write to you that I am in a good health with my family. I am glad to tell you that I was a teacher in government school but now I am ministering in the church at Buoyen from last June, 2009. I am now having 40 people who received Christ. I am preaching full ministry at the Barmayen Church of Christ which was established in August, 2009.

After the church was established, I called the elders and youth for meeting to discuss about the land where we will put the church building in the future. The elders showed me a land for the church near Barmayen Primary School. It is a good place for the church. We pray that one day God will bless us to grow bigger. I need a bicycle, drum and some Bibles.

Thank you in Christ. Santino Malou

Malual Kon Church Report

The work in Malual Kon is good. We have many people in Bible study. We have 8 people who were baptized. The Sunday services have grown very big in Sept.,and Oct., 2009.

We have a new church which was established by Muko Kuof. Its name is Masak Kuol which is 6 kilometers from Malual Koon. Mayak Kual is a new church but it growing very fast. We receive new members every Sunday.

On Sept. 4, 09, 17 people were baptized and Oct. 14, 53 people were baptized and there are more people will be baptized soon.

On Oct. 25, I will be going to open a new church at Worateny because the village does not have a church there. All this time, they have been going to Warawara church which is very far from them. We want to have a church building at Malual Kon. Many thanks. Morko Kuot

Aweil West County-Nyamlell Church of Christ

The membership of the Nyamlell Church was 300 in April, 09 it has now constantly increased by the returnees from Northern Sudan, 70 women have increased to 75, 30 men increased to 40, 20 youth reached 30, and 30 children increased to 40.

Nyamlell is town headquarters of Aweil West County so some returnees decide to stay. God is blessing us in Sudan spiritually and mentally. I am so thankful to my sponsor who is giving his hand and heart to make the Gospel preached to the poor and glory and honor shall be given to Him.

Lastly, the evangelism door to door is very effectively done in Nyamlell and we are expecting Ox-plough to be helpful for the poor. I suggest that the church should buy a bull and the youth can help the poor to cultivate the field of widows at evening hours. Cost of the bull is 300 dollars in three churches = 900 dollars. Thanks, Yours in Christ, Paulino Malou

HOSPITAL NEWS

The official grand opening of the Malek Christian Hospital will be Jan. 7th, one day after graduation. Many officials will attend.

REPORT FROM YOURNEW

REPORTS FROM SUDAN CHURCHES

Warlai Church of Christ

We have established a new church at Warlai about 3miles from Malek church in July, 2009. We have reached 96 members who received the baptism. The church is growing every day, we are kindly asking you to support us with the following. We need bibles, chairs, tables and songbooks. We have established this church at Warlai, but it will grow as we will be working with our people teaching them the word of God. In the Bible study we have 25 children and 30 adults and those mentioned about will be baptized soon. We are teaching them to understand the gospel better. We have at Warlai Church a small shelter where we conduct our Sunday Service. We pray that God will bless our ministry and thanks a lot. William Wol & Tito Dhal

ABC CLASS GRADUATION

Graduation for 52 students will be January 6, 2010. All of them need a sponsor for their upcoming ministry. They have struggled through 3 years of disaster, sickness and starvation all around them but Bible College cl asses are going well. The workers are very busy in the Church compound and the hospital, landscaping, cleaning the hospital and giving medicines to the sick. Every Christian in the Malek compound is very busy serving the Lord. Return to Top of Page

 

Sept. '09

We have 38 Native Sudanese, ordained Evangelists with college degrees preaching in South Sudan.

The 38 take turns today coming to Malek to teach 52 Students in Aweil Bible College. There are now a total of 90 Evangelists, including students, serving churches in Sudan. 100 more students are signed up for college in Jan.2010

SAM HELPS WITH THE FOOD SHORTAGE

Since the July 2009 report in respect to hunger in the region, The situation has worsened and people are dying of hunger especially the poor women and children. There is no food available. The people are surviving on wild leaves and roots, but some are poisoned to death or develop other heath complications. SAM is the one place they can come for food. It is such a shame when we have so much to eat in America and are so busy playing games with health program politicians that an article about thousands dying of hunger in Sudan can't even find a place in the news or even on the second page of our newspapers. The President, Congress, Senators and the public seem blind to Sudan tragedies. In this year alone, SAM has sent $50,000.00 for food this year.

Sept. '09

KAKUMA CHURCH NEWS by Santino

Dear Paul, Marilyn& SAM

Receive my greetings in the name of our Jesus Christ, I therefore hope God have guided you through your traveling. We are praying for you and our Christian brethren and sisters and are happy for the support we are getting for the Kakuma church. Our congregation are getting on well this month.

One activity we have carried out is door to door evangelism. Three church members who had backslide, we encouraged them back into congregation and three new people we convert this month.

Women groups were busy with the bible study in which they need some writing material. I do spend Friday and other days to study with them

Our Sunday school teachers are very busy teaching our children with songs and memory verses so they should be good people in the future.

Also if SAM could add $200.00 a month to help orphans which our church took care of since Victor was here in Kakauma. We are concerned as the Kakuma church of Christ has been and is responsible for these children.

Can your class help us buy food for 11 orphan refugees?

Sept. '09

MALEK MEDICAL REPORT by Yournew

The church in South Sudan has three clinics in Aweil State.. They are Panthou, Malual Kon and Malek where special medications are being provided as a result of a $25,000.00 grant from IDES this year. Sudan Church of Christ is doing well, but since we are the only people who provide special drugs and make our facilities accessible to the communities and to patients with more complications, our medicine seems not to be enough for all the patients in Aweil state and the surroundings. Our zeal is keep them alive despite the challenge of having no laboratory program in our health facilities but we lose them every hour, around 950 every month. As a matter of fact, we usually received 160 or more cases of malaria each day and most of them are children under 5. We also get pregnant mothers, elderly plus adults, affected by the below diseases: diarrhea, whooping cough, typhoid, intestinal worms, malaria, common cold, dry cough and yellow fever. Our biggest challenge is our drug stock; it will be empty by the midst of Sept, 2009. A quick responses will highly be appreciated by those in need. Signed Yournew.. Yournew has been waiting in Nairobi for 4 weeks for money to purchase medicine and food.

When I met Yournew, he cried to Paul "How can I tell my people about the love of Christ when they are dying in my arms". Paul told him that it would be up to God to lead us in a way to show that love.

Both of us learned that tragedy and disaster bring opportunity. Just as sickness, death, and trials bring opportunities in our churches in the USA so it is with the extreme trials in Sudan. Let me name some opportunities.

God lead IDES Directors to Sudan to help.

God brought Paul to Yournew's side amidst a ongoing war.

God brought Christians to Paul and Yournew's side.

God's Holy Spirit has worked in all of our hearts to give.

Many Christians have given beyond their means.

Many Christians have loaned vast amounts to God and God has repaid the loans. Prov: 19:17. Do you want the names of a few hundred of them? When I call them, they say "We are doing what we want to do for our Lord Jesus.

Some have given every month since Marilyn's and my first day in Khartoum in 1988.

Sept. '09

SAM HELPS WITH THE FOOD SHORTAGE

Since the July 2009 report in respect to hunger in the region, The situation has worsened and people are dying of hunger especially the poor women and children. There is no food available. The people are surviving on wild leaves and roots, but some are poisoned to death or develop other heath complications. SAM is the one place they can come for food. It is such a shame when we have so much to eat in America and are so busy playing games with health program politicians that an article about thousands dying of hunger in Sudan can't even find a place in the news or even on the second page of our newspapers. The President, Congress, Senators and the public seem blind to Sudan tragedies. In this year alone, SAM has sent $50,000.00 for food this year.

Paul and Marilyn have been reporting to supporting Churches in Missouri for 3 weeks from Aug 12th to Sept 1st. It was a blessing to meet many Christians along the way

Marilyn is to have a MRI on Sept. 4th on her left Kidney to see if cancer is still there. The specialist will give us an answer on Sept. 9th. In the mean time, she's busy at her desk. We are planning an 80th birthday party for her Oct. 17th from 2 until 4 at the Mountianview Church in Gresham.

See you at booth 1513 at the National Missionary convention in Peoria, IL this November 19th to 22nd.

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