Happy New Year!


A Light in the Darkness: Akot Christian Ministries
Daily media headlines concerning South Sudan routinely report military fighting, tens of thousands of civilians fleeing into refugee camps, severe food shortages and the devaluation of the currency. Government leadership continues to be unstable and the people are confused and suffering. Yet there is a small “city on a hill” in the center of the country. Akot Christian Ministries (Living Water Community Transformation is known as ACM in South Sudan), teaches that peace comes through knowing God and His Son, The Prince of Peace. This message is spreading to nearby communities. There is a saying, “the light that shines the furtherest shines the brightest at home”. We have witnessed that to be true. Akot Christian Ministries has planted churches in 3 other communities recently.

Counting Blessings
Though many prayers are offered everyday for peace, daily food, clothes, protection, healing, and education, prayers of thanksgiving are always included.
“Grateful” is a word that comes to mind when I am asked to describe our brothers and sisters in South Sudan. They will not be able to verbalize thanks to you in person this side of heaven, but you should know that they pray for blessing for you because of your faithful support.

Reasons to Rejoice in 2015
A new permanent school building for Living Water Primary
800 children and 70 staff fed a meal each school day
35 primary eight graduates from Abundant Life and Living Water Primary Schools
370 women in discipleship and vocational training
34 men in pastor/church leadership training
Many new believers and many baptisms
4 new church plants, 3 in Paloch and 1 in Ameragok
A bountiful harvest of ground nuts and sorghum

Yin ca leec (thank you in Dinka),
Mama Ayen, AKA: Ann Rao

“This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expression of thanks to God.” 2 Cor. 9:12