Thursday, 20 February 2014

Information for Prayer Partners

Dear Prayer Partners,
Thank you everyone for your prayers,

1. This article from Anglican News provides more information on the devastation in Bor (Jonglei State - 100 k north of Juba) and the murders in the cathedral compound. It also gives us some figures of the extent of the problem. Even before this devastation things were extremely hard with sparse medical resources, little safe water and hardly any passable roads in Jonglei. Even then, each community had to manage on their own resources with little or no national structure. Now we read:

The United Nations said on Wednesday (7th Feb.) that up to 7 million people, nearly two-thirds of the country’s population, were at risk of some level of food insecurity, with 3.7 million facing emergency or acute levels. About 900,000 people have fled their homes since December.,-killed-in-south-sudan.aspx

2. The fighting has continued in Upper Nile around Malakal with disregard to the Cessation of Hostilities agreement even as a second round of talks gets under way in Addis Ababa.

3. The Revd. Simon Lual has had a successful first semester in his MA studies in Africa International University in Nairobi and is now in his second semester.  He has received a grant of $5000 for one year. To complete the two year course he needs a second grant of $5000 from new sources. Can anyone help here? He has been working most recently for the college based in Malakal and our hope is that on completion of his course he will return there to help with rebuilding of that community. Prayers needed.


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