God’s Kingdom Marches On

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For last six months there has been war in destruction in South Sudan. What started as a political battle evolved into tribal war. During the war many towns have been devastated by the ongoing fighting. One of the places hit hardest is the town of Bor.

Bor was also the location of a church which I had the privilege of visiting last year. The church family there was so full of life and the light of God. Unfortunately, now the building of that church is gone. And even if it was there, it is still too dangerous to go back.

Many of the attendees there had to flee to the bush to stay alive, including the pastor and his family. His family was able to leave just in time. To escape they had to cross the Nile, braving the threat of crocodiles and drowning. The use of mattresses helped them to get there younger children across.

Many church goers have not been able to return to Bor, but they have found safe places to relocate. Also we are excited about the construction of a new building where they can worship in. This time in the safest city in South Sudan, Juba.

We are grateful that God has answered our prayers and kept many of our friends safe and has opened doors for a new place of worship.

“Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19