Perhaps you heard in the news earlier this year of renewed fighting in South Sudan. In short, it is a conflict for control between government troops and soldiers supporting the former Vice-President. But it’s the people who are taking the brunt of this conflict.
Despite a cease-fire agreement signed in January of this year, fighting continues today. We learned earlier this week that fighting this month has deeply affected the pastor and church plant in Bor, South Sudan. The pastor’s house was burned to the ground and the church was looted with all sound equipment, generators, etc. were stolen. Though minimal compared to the thousands that have been killed in this conflict, the fact remains that our brothers and sisters in Christ desperately need our help!
We don’t know yet the full extent of how many within the church are homeless, but this we know…these people have known little of peace, so many are faced with rebuilding from nothing. Pictures we’ve received show that many are living beneath mosquito nets and makeshift tents.
Will you show your support for these, your fellow believers, and encourage them in ways unimaginable? Yes, the needs are many and will be extensive for a length of time, but don’t allow physical distance or the magnitude of need sway you from supporting them with your prayers and finances.
Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. – 2 Corinthians 9:10