Voice of Hope

“We have lost direction and hope for the future since we were here without studies”, stated young Abraham Panyar at a meeting in Paloc, called by former students of Abundant Life Primary. Abraham, a fifth grader, spoke boldly and passionately for his classmates. He went on to explain that the children were determined to meet…

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World Hunger Sunday

“With small means, it is possible to accomplish great things.” NOTE: Living Waters Community Transformation, Inc., runs Abundant Life and Living Water primary schools in Akot, South Sudan, a place currently suffering from local clan violence. As a partner organization, Baptist Global Response funds a school lunch program for these two facilities and provides students…

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Back to School in South Sudan

The UN has called the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan “the worst in the world”. More than one million internally displaced people are without food, water and shelter. Education is suffering, but it is a lesser priority than the basic survival needs. Yet Living Water Primary and Abundant Life Primary, two schools operated by Akot…

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July: Month of Hunger

“Please come to my tukel to see my wife. She is very ill and cannot get up from her bed”, pleaded Pilot, one of Akot Christian Ministries employees. Dr Raymond and I made the house call and found that his wife was not ill. She was pregnant, anemic and very weak. There was no food…

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Not by Bread Alone

Six hundred primary school children in Akot are feasting on the “Word of God”, thanks to the Gideon Society. Akot Christian Ministries is so grateful for the generous shipment of 650 Bibles to our extremely remote village, by the Gideons. In the West we tend to take for granted that our Christian schools will have…

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The Body of Christ

Recently six hundred families from community of Akot fled to the area of their ancestors because of inter-clan fighting. It is very difficult to see 3 of our church congregations displaced as a result of these revenge attacks. These are not statistics, they are our beloved brothers and sisters in Christ. Several leaders of Akot…

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School in Session in SoSu

Dear SoSu Friends, I just received this picture this morning, and wanted to share it with you. Despite all of the bad news coming from South Sudan our ministry is able to continue our God given mission, which is transforming a community. Several setbacks have resulted in our not being totally ready to start the…

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He has risen!

Dear Friends of South Sudan, As Christians we are all busy preparing for the celebration that bears the most significance to faith, the resurrection of our Lord. Easter is celebrated in South Sudan as well. Schools and businesses are closed for more than a week, beginning on Good Friday. Believers everywhere remember the suffering and…

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Victims of Violence

Dear Swift Messengers,”Go swift messengers, to a people tall and smooth-skinned, to a people feared far and wide, an aggressive nation of strange speech, whose land is divided by rivers” Isaiah 18:2. Since mid-December, the worlds newest nation, South Sudan, is experiencing a tremendous increase in violence against civilians. A military attempt to over throw…

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Baptist Global Response

At the age of 21, Josephina was destitute. She was the oldest of six orphaned children and married to a drunkard named Moses, a man who rarely came home to their little house in Akot, South Sudan. But when he did, he beat her. She had a toddler to take care of and another child…

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