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Bibles for South Sudan

Refugee Camp
APWM Missionary to South Sudan, Motor Isaac Yat, is currently ministering to South Sudanese in the refugee camps in South East Ethiopia. There is a great need there for Bibles.

He writes “Good things are happening in the refugee camps and in Gambella, the hand of God is touching people in many Churches, adults and young people are coming to the Lord, set free from other traditions, practices and beliefs.

“The Presbyterian youth in Gambella organised a conference focussing on the ministry of the Holy Spirit and what the scriptures say about this topic. Those who came to the conference were truly blessed, and I was really blessed by them too. On the last day of the conference we started inside the church at 2:30pm and by 6:00 pm we moved out into the church compound where we finished at 10pm. During that time we had opportunity to pray, to praise God, and share testimonies. I spoke for 45 minutes and when I tried to stop for question time I heard some saying ‘Continue ..continue..continue’ in the Nuer language and I realised they are willing to hear more and I went on for another 15 minutes and then stopped for questions.”

“Pray God will provide the need of Bibles and hymns books. People left everything behind when they became refugees and their houses were burned by government troops. They ran out from the towns for their safety and they did not carry their belongings with them except for the clothes they were wearing at that time.”

APWM is looking to place an order with the Bible Society of Ethiopia and the minimum order they will accept is for 3,000 Bibles. We currently have $20,000 which was given to us for this purpose but we are $8,500 short of the total cost. We are asking churches and individuals to consider joining us in meeting this need for our South Sudanese brothers and sisters. Please forward any donations to the APWM National Office.