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We’ve known from the beginning that South Sudan is a hard place to work. That’s why we decided to work there in the first place. Over the last year, fighting has erupted again throughout the country and over one million people have fled their homes as refugees. Inflation has soared to over 800 percent. The reality of the implications of this on our friends in South Sudan is devastating and we are grieving alongside our brothers and sisters. But we remain committed to the hard places and committed to a God who wants to do mighty things in and through each of us. So, when ...

Weekend Reading List : Adaptability

  We’ve said that South Sudan is a hard place to work and yet we are committed to the hard places. So what makes it so hard and what does that commitment look like? Initially it was lack of infrastructure as there were few paved roads and no electricity or running water.  Then it was instability when conflict erupted in the capital city of Juba.  Later it was insecurity when inflation soared to 800%.  And now war, as over 1 million South Sudanese have been displaced and forced to flee their homes.  So yes, it’s a hard place to work but it’s an even harder place to live ...

Finding Hope in the Refugee Camps

“When the elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.” I have spent the last few days traveling the dirt roads of northern Uganda visiting three refugee camps in the Adjumani district. There are sixteen camps in Adjumani each with 20,000-35,000 people. That’s just this district, there are several more. All filled with South Sudanese who have fled their homes to escape war. Some have actually been here for years due to previous war outbreaks but tens of thousands more have poured in after the most recent fighting started in July. Fighting caused by two men aching ...

DECEMBER 2016 | PRAYER REQUESTS

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest … For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. ISAIAH 9:2-7 As we enter the Advent season, celebrating the birth of Jesus, we are also anxiously ...

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