Twelve South Sudanese women sat on hard, wooden benches, their shoes on the cement floor of Living Word of God Church in the Buluk section of Juba, South Sudan. …
It was an early morning in South Sudan.Martha (name changed) fearfully peeked between the bamboo that formed a bathroom structure. She didn’t dare breathe. Even the sound of a breath could make it the last one she drew into her throbbing chest. Her eyes were dry. She didn’t even dare to blink. She watched from behind the bamboo as her neighbors murdered her brothers and sisters.
“Catch a flight out of South Sudan as soon as possible.” I was looking at a few-day-old communique from the US Government containing that warning for any Americans who might find themselves in South Sudan. There was even an offer to US citizens who “are unable to get a flight out, contact us and we will assist.” I was scheduled to be on a flight to South Sudan that very week.
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ITMI’s Jahim Buli shares the following with us as he continues to see God’s hand of leading and provision as the new church ministers in the stressed and overwhelmed country.
As we settled into our thatched-roof room at a the Eureka Lodge, Jon Dekkers felt the need to shake his bedding out to get rid of all mouse deposits. Into the almost pitch black night he went, only to come running back into our mosquito-net strung room calling…
Rebecca was widowed in an attack on her village near Juba – in what was then the country of Sudan. She and other women from her village were captured and forced to…
“I’m hiding on the floor with my family.”
“We didn’t sleep much last night with all the bullets and artillery….”
“Two hours ago [Monday, December 16th] a military truck with soldiers came to my neighbor’s house, pulled him out and shot him dead. He is still laying out there and no one can go out to get the body [because all were afraid to show their faces in public].”
We touched a little on my “overheating” challenge in the Sudanese SPLA division military compound in our last month’s newsletter. If you will bear with me, I’m pretty sure that I need to share, as Paul Harvey would say, “the rest of the story.”
It seems God is starting a movement in South Sudan and He used ITMI Board Member, Bob Fulkerson, Steve and ITMI to plant the seed.