Rescue in South Sudan

In 2016, due to fighting in South Sudan, YWAM’s workers in the country faced an urgent need to evacuate. Many of those workers are natives of South Sudan and couldn’t afford the cost of airfare. Thanks to contributions from churches and from YWAM’s emergency fund, called the Storehouse Fund, they were all able to leave safely.

YWAMers from South Sudan and Uganda leave for the South Sudan refugee camp

Now, as violence continues to make South Sudan unsafe for their return, the YWAMers from South Sudan are continuing to care for vulnerable people who live near their new home in Arua, Northern Uganda. They have begun to reach out to other refugees from South Sudan in villages nearby, helping these people find shelter, nutritious food, and healthcare.

Also, a team of eight from the YWAM Arua Discipleship Training School recently had the opportunity to fly back to a refugee camp inside South Sudan. Although many of them had recently escaped the violence, they sensed God leading them back into South Sudan to care for others.

For a month, they ran a seminar on knowing God and making God known. The 118 participants included 20 Muslims who were seeking God. Many of these people were the first believers from their tribes. Many come from the Nuba mountain area in Sudan. By the end of the program, some of the Muslim students had chosen to follow Jesus.

As the seminar ended, a Muslim leader talked to the YWAMers. He said in his tribe there are now 55 Christians. There were never any Christians before. But in the camp these believers had no place to worship. They were joining with Christian groups from other tribes that spoke other languages. He asked the YWAMers if they could build the believers from his tribe a church.

Building the church in the refugee camp

So that day the seminar participants went over to this tribe’s area of the camp and, together with the Muslim elders there, in one day they built a church.

That evening, many of those Muslim leaders joined the Christians for a service in the new church. The YWAM team showed the Jesus Film and many people gave their lives to Christ.

Team leader Vikki Wright, who together with her husband John leads YWAM Arua, is now contemplating how God will lead them next. Fifty of the tribes in the Nuba mountains have no known believers. Most of those tribes have people who have taken shelter in the refugee camp. The YWAMers have many invitations to come back.

Said Vikki, “God is looking for people to fulfill the Great Commission who will go no matter how much money is in the bank, who will have courage to face the fire, who will follow Him step by step, and possess their promised land as they extend the Kingdom of God. We don’t need to be superstar Christians, just people who will trust and obey.”

The South Sudan refugee camp: many unreached tribes

To find out more about YWAM in South Sudan, go to the YWAM South Sudan Facebook page. To learn more about YWAM Arua, visit ywamarua.org.

If you would like to help YWAM care for people in times of crisis like the YWAMers in South Sudan are going through, please make a contribution to the YWAM Storehouse Fund. After helping with several needs over the last year, the fund is depleted and needs more donations. To give, go to the ywam.org donate page and pick “emergency fund” from the list.

 

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Rescue in South Sudan

In 2016, due to fighting in South Sudan, YWAM’s workers in the country faced an urgent need to evacuate. Many of those workers are natives of South Sudan and couldn’t afford the cost of airfare. Thanks to contributions from churches and from YWAM’s emergency fund, called the Storehouse Fund, they were all able to leave safely.

YWAMers from South Sudan and Uganda leave for the South Sudan refugee camp

Now, as violence continues to make South Sudan unsafe for their return, the YWAMers from South Sudan are continuing to care for vulnerable people who live near their new home in Arua, Northern Uganda. They have begun to reach out to other refugees from South Sudan in villages nearby, helping these people find shelter, nutritious food, and healthcare.

Also, a team of eight from the YWAM Arua Discipleship Training School recently had the opportunity to fly back to a refugee camp inside South Sudan. Although many of them had recently escaped the violence, they sensed God leading them back into South Sudan to care for others.

For a month, they ran a seminar on knowing God and making God known. The 118 participants included 20 Muslims who were seeking God. Many of these people were the first believers from their tribes. Many come from the Nuba mountain area in Sudan. By the end of the program, some of the Muslim students had chosen to follow Jesus.

As the seminar ended, a Muslim leader talked to the YWAMers. He said in his tribe there are now 55 Christians. There were never any Christians before. But in the camp these believers had no place to worship. They were joining with Christian groups from other tribes that spoke other languages. He asked the YWAMers if they could build the believers from his tribe a church.

Building the church in the refugee camp

So that day the seminar participants went over to this tribe’s area of the camp and, together with the Muslim elders there, in one day they built a church.

That evening, many of those Muslim leaders joined the Christians for a service in the new church. The YWAM team showed the Jesus Film and many people gave their lives to Christ.

Team leader Vikki Wright, who together with her husband John leads YWAM Arua, is now contemplating how God will lead them next. Fifty of the tribes in the Nuba mountains have no known believers. Most of those tribes have people who have taken shelter in the refugee camp. The YWAMers have many invitations to come back.

Said Vikki, “God is looking for people to fulfill the Great Commission who will go no matter how much money is in the bank, who will have courage to face the fire, who will follow Him step by step, and possess their promised land as they extend the Kingdom of God. We don’t need to be superstar Christians, just people who will trust and obey.”

The South Sudan refugee camp: many unreached tribes

To find out more about YWAM in South Sudan, go to the YWAM South Sudan Facebook page. To learn more about YWAM Arua, visit ywamarua.org.

If you would like to help YWAM care for people in times of crisis like the YWAMers in South Sudan are going through, please make a contribution to the YWAM Storehouse Fund. After helping with several needs over the last year, the fund is depleted and needs more donations. To give, go to the ywam.org donate page and pick “emergency fund” from the list.

 

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Holistic Rehabilitation and Skills Development Centre

Holistic Rehabilitation and Skills Development Centre is a faith based, non-profit organization, visioned to promote the well being of the most marginalized, impoverished and vulnerable people. Our purpose is to mobilize resources, which will help to address the challenges facing the marginalized poor people of Uganda.

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Buwooya Child Care Ministries

Our team of national staff and volunteers work directly with children in various community outreach and educational programs in order to improve their quality of life spiritually, emotionally, and physically. We seek to live out the love of Jesus by educating and empowering vulnerable and underprivileged children in the Buwooya Village.

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Volunteer in South Africa

Volunteer in South Africa offers a significant mix of Volunteer opportunities for Volunteers that are walking alongside God and want to make a meaningful impact in South Africa and Africa at large. Our Volunteer Projects are designed to provide continuous Solutions to help the Poor communities of South Africa. We aim to Disciple Children and walk alongside Children and Adults bringing them to their God given Talents. We aim to Create an Environment where people Flourish in their God-Given Gifts and are Encouraged to Pursue their dreams by adding ‘HOPE’ into their lives.

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Children Landcare Center International

Children Landcare Center International was established to set up shelter facilities for abused and abandoned children, education camps for children and community partners and to ensure the safety, health and well-being of disadvantaged children in Cote d`Ivoire and West Africa.

Our Vision is to strengthen communities, provide various services to abused children, and help eliminate the exploitation of children around the world.

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Frontiers USA

Christians in America have an unprecedented opportunity to partner with Frontiers USA to transform Muslim societies and eradicate some of the world’s most horrific injustices. By partnering with Frontiers USA, churches have sent more than 2000 leaders to reside and plant churches in Muslim communities overseas.

How will you respond? How will your church respond? Will you answer the call to a new frontier?

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SIL

Our goal is for language communities in Uganda and Tanzania to have access to adequate Scripture and related materials in the language that serves them well. Motivated members of those communities will then be able to use those materials and sustain their own language development. Language communities without Scripture are given special concern.

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African Orphanage

African Orphanage is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing Christ-centered services to HIV/AIDS orphans and poor rural communities in Kenya.  African Orphanage’s core role is to manage an orphanage that houses neediest orphans in the society, supporting their education by providing a smooth conducive environment at home and school, providing them with food, school uniforms, clothing and medical care.

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TEL International

At TEL International, we recruit, train, and under gird the ministry of indigenous missionaries that reach out with the love of Jesus Christ by sharing the gospel through holistic ministry that compassionately meets the needs of hurting people, evangelizes the lost, disciples the saved, and establishes new converts into the body of Christ.

 

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Mission Servants Ministry

Mission Servants Ministry exhibits the Love of Jesus Christ in practical ways through service and projects, supporting organizations serving the orphaned, poor, and stricken in Africa.  People join with us through support, sponsorships, trips, and hands-on effective and relevant work.  100% of all contributions to Mission Servants Ministry are funneled directly to the funded orphanages, schools, ministries and projects.

 

 

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