For the last year and a half The Village Church has been heavily vested in Southern Sudan. We are working with the Evangelical Presbyterian Churches (EPC) based out of Yei.
Although our primary role has been training their pastors theologically, we have also sent some of our doctors and nurses to work in their clinics and hospitals. In addition, we have been partnering with their pastors doing some evangelism. From Sept. 22 to Oct. 4, my wife and I were able to make the trip and see firsthand all that our great God and King is accomplishing in this war-torn country.
The needs are vast, but God’s-called people are praying, seeking and serving Him well. Southern Sudan will vote on Jan. 9 in a referendum that will more than likely separate it from the north and create a new country. Please be praying for the referendum and for peace following the vote.
Over 2 million people have been killed in Sudan over the last 20 years, and our hopes and prayers are that the relative peace that has ensued since the signing of the peace treaty several years ago might continue through the vote and on into the future.
The South is in shambles. There are 3 miles of paved roads in Southern Sudan (a land mass that is much bigger than Texas) and no infrastructure to speak of. The airstrips are dirt, the roads are dirt, clean water is an issue, infant mortality is through the roof and the orphan crisis there is hard to see with your own eyes without wanting to weep.
This is where I want your help. The Village Church is partnering with His Voice International and Collision Records to raise $250,000 for a fourth orphanage in Sudan. Collision released a song today by Swoope featuring Lecrae, Tedashii, John Piper and Jai called “Actions Speak Louder.” It’s on iTunes now and 100 percent of the money goes to build the orphanage that is attached to the EPC and self-sustained once we get it built.
You get great hip-hop while 100 orphans get food, education and shelter. Not a bad deal.
Christ is All,