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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Dream Center International (DCI)

Dream Center International (DCI) provides rewarding missionary trips where you will help with renovation and home projects for families in need. We have two locations (1) Mayan Yucatan “Near Cancun” (2) the Caribbean country of Belize Campus. We mobilize projects for community restoration through outreaches, park meetings and mentoring programs for Mayan youth.

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XMA

XMA is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to helping volunteers make a positive impact in their world. Our volunteers share the love of Jesus with overlooked people in remote locations around our world and help with human needs such as medical, dental, clean water, construction, educational and other basic needs.

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World Changers

World Changers provides opportunities for students to understand the spiritual impact of sharing the Gospel. Construction ministry opens the door into a city for students to share the message of God’s grace and the gift of reconciliation in our cities. We exist to serve churches in their mission of making disciples by providing missions experiences that develop the heart of students for serving others and sharing their faith so they can change the city…change the world.

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Karuna Action

Karuna Action was founded in 1988 with a vision to meet the needs of the poor and the eradication of extreme poverty. This began in partnership with local churches in Sri Lanka. Since then we have grown and diversified our work, we have partners in many countries around the world and have supported hundreds of projects in 19 countries worldwide.

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e3 Resources

For more than 25 years e3 Partners has been mobilizing people to share the gospel and plant churches around the world.

e3 Expeditions continue to expand with diverse groups of youth, seniors, families and more. Communities are being transformed, with everything from eyeglass, dental and medical clinics, to fresh water and micro business entrepreneur training.

The gospel is being shared, eyes are being opened, and multiplying churches are being planted. Find an e3 Expedition that grabs your attention, pray about your participation, and GO!

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Universal Church and Peace Ministries

For Christians: Leading them into the fullness of the Lord Jesus Christ Ephesians 4:11-15 and Colossians 1:9-14, 28 & 29 by equipping and enabling them to demonstrate the credibility of Christian faith and character in word and deed.

For Non-Christians: Demonstrating the love of God through various programs of Education, Health, Social Welfare, Rural Development and Poverty-alleviation so that they may taste this love and accept Jesus Christ as their Personal Lord and Savior Ephesians 2:13 & 3:6.

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World Hope MIssions Ministry

World Hope Missions Ministry (WHMM) is a missionary effort that brings relief to the less fortunate people of the Brazilian Amazon villages. We organize missionary and humanitarian aid teams to provide medical care, dental care, and share God’s love in a personal, tangible manner.

Our goal is to take volunteers willing to make a difference in the lives of impoverished people and create a positive impact in their life. We also present opportunities for churches of all Christian denominations to form groups, regardless of age, for a full week of missions in the Amazon.

 

 

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Bless India

Bless India’s heart is to serves what some might consider the “least” of all the people of India…abandoned or orphaned children. Here, these beautiful children are clothed, fed, educated, and loved. This ministry to children lies at the heart of Bless India, and is our joy and delight. Visitors to the orphanage today would find children who once worshipped the Hindu gods singing praises to the Lord, having exchanged their painful past for a joy that will never fade.

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