“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
Maureen and Agum are sweet friends!
Dear Friends and Family,
I pray this finds you all doing well! I can’t believe this still finds me in Plant City, Florida! I was scheduled to head back to Kenya on January 9th. But because of the state that South Sudan is in right now, I don’t know if that will be happening anytime soon. If you are not aware of what is going on there, please allow me to give you a brief update.
In July, when I arrived in South Sudan, the current president, Salva Kiir, sacked his whole cabinet, including his vice president, Riek Machar. The president is from South Sudan’s biggest ethnic group, the Dinka, and Mr. Machar is from the second-largest group called the Nuer. On December 15th, fighting broke out within the armed forces, and two groups quickly formed in support of these two men. Though it began as a political conflict, it quickly formed along ethnic lines as well. The fighting has killed thousands of people. More than 900,000 people are now displaced, having run away from their homes to find safety! Most of these leaders are hungry for power, and South Sudan is an oil-rich nation. As you know, when something of value is involved, everyone wants to try to get their hands on that opportunity! Please pray for those South Sudanese who are affected by this fighting. They so desire freedom and peace to reign in their nation.
|Sweet children from Church!|
Ø Please pray for guidance as I pray and seek the Lord to direct my steps in regards to returning to South Sudan
Ø Pray for protection in traveling