"Do you not say, `There are yet
four months, and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your
eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.”(John 4:34-35)
In Sudan and South Sudan the
fields are white for harvest and God has given us a tremendous opportunity to
carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to one of the most unreached and difficult
parts of the world. In spite of what appears to be insurmountable
obstacles Christ is moving in unfathomable ways in transforming
lives, erasing tribal boundaries, removing the chains of bondage,
through the power of the proclamation of the Gospel of CHRIST crucified.
He has granted us stewardship of this ministry.
Our mission is to be obedient to the
LORD'S command to go and make disciples, and to be faithful stewards of that
which HE has entrusted us with.
2 Timothy 2:2 is our guideline in
partnering with indigenous, born-again believers. We teach and train them
to make and train disciples who will make and train disciples that will result
in a disciple multiplication and church movement throughout South Sudan and
Sudan. One of our ministry tools is to mobilize the body of CHRIST here at home
into short-term mission teams. We train and equip these teams to teach and
train others and then we deploy with them into South Sudan where we team up
with our indigenous partners to accomplish the ministry work.
In the past 3 years we have witnessed
the LORD bring about an explosion in areas of South Sudan with hundreds of
house churches planted and small groups started by our indigenous partners.
The LORD has also opened the door to
undisclosed areas in Sudan. Of the 164 people groups that live in Sudan 132 are
unreached with the gospel of JESUS CHRIST. We recently spent time 3 weeks in a
refugee camp along the border of South Sudan and Sudan with 70,000 plus
refugees. Among these 70,000 refugees (90% Muslim) from the Nuba Mountains
there are approximately 70 unreached people groups represented. We were able to
partner with 6 churches who sent representatives for us for 2 weeks for training, including classroom and practicals, in how reach, teach, and train new believers in
how to follow CHRIST and reach, teach, and train others. This is our mission to
reach the unreached with the Gospel and make multiplying disciples.
William Carey, one of the great
missionaries to India and one day in response to a group of Christians and
pastors who were speaking of India as a gold mine but who would venture to
go there? William Carey responded, "I will go down (into the
mine)...but remember you must hold the rope." In Sudan and South Sudan
there is a vast field of the LORD’S harvest...I will go down but need you to
hold the rope.
Now is the time, Sudan/South
Sudan is the place, and we are the chosen!!
"You did not choose Me but I
chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your
fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may
give to you.” (John 15:16)