In South Sudan we partner with the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan. In July 2011, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan, however tensions between the Muslim-majority nation of Sudan and South Sudan continue. The church in South Sudan is strong and the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan remains the third largest church after the Roman Catholic and the Episcopal churches.
Tribal tensions in 2013 have led to civil war in which tens of thousands have been killed.
Initial contact with our denomination was established through the arrival of many Presbyterian refugees in Australia who began attending and participating in local Presbyterian churches.
Our Partner Church missionary in South Sudan is Motor Isaac Yat. Motor was born in South Sudan and studied theology in Egypt before immigrating to Australia in 1999 and joining the Clayton congregation in Victoria. In 2008 he was commissioned as a Partner Church missionary serving with the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan. His primary role is in the training of elders. Owing to the civil war, Motor is currently in Ethiopia ministering to South Sudanese refugees.
To support our ministry in South Sudan financially please go here.