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Hope for South Sudan | South Sudan in CRISIS

South Sudan in CRISIS

God's love won't walk away ... and neither will we.

“For even if the mountains walk away and the hills fall to pieces,
My love won’t walk away from you,
my covenant commitment of peace won’t fall apart.”
The God who has compassion on you says  so.

Isaiah 54:10 The Message

Special Offering, Sunday October 9, 2016

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Send contributions through your church offering or on-line at:
South Sudan in Crisis OFFERING Project #861

or, make checks payable to HOLSTON CONFERENCE
with memo line Project #861 - South Sudan Special Mission Offering

Mail your offering to:
Special Mission Offering - Holston Conference
P. O. Box 850 - Alcoa, TN 37701-0850

“It’s a God-sized problem,” says Fred Dearing. “The human condition is deteriorating. There is no food or medicine coming into the country and we are looking at massive famine. And, the fighting continues.”

The challenges in South Sudan are:

  • Collapsed economy
  • Challenged infrastructure
  • Escalating violence

However, the opportunities are:

  • The church is still at work
  • The children of Grace and Greenland Homes are safe
  • Pastors and leaders continue God’s work

God’s love won’t walk away ... and neither will we.

On October 9, 2016, there will be an opportunity of a conference-wide special offering for you to generously respond to today’s challenges. Your gift will help our brothers and sisters in South Sudan to meet crisis with Christ.

With hopes of raising between $150-200,000, your gift will be used to provide temporary sanctuary in Aura, Uganda, for the 36 orphaned children and their caretakers of Grace Home and Greenland Home. These little ones are part of the future in South Sudan – a generation of hope and peace. Fred and Libby Dearing have been in Uganda exploring the possibilities for a temporary compound for housing and schools for education.

God’s love won’t walk away ... and neither will we.

In the midst of this crisis and despair we can continue to celebrate the vital role of the UMC in the villages, churches and communities that we have been called to serve. In a collapsing economy and challenging conditions, additional resources are needed so that we can continue to live into our calling to be in partnership with South Sudan.

God’s love won’t walk away ... and neither will we.

South Sudan is also entering into a season of massive famine which has long-term repercussions. Because of the violence, closure of key trade routes and instability, the markets are empty and crops are not being planted or harvested. Over 4 million people face malnutrition or death, especially the aged and very young.

God’s love won’t walk away ... and neither will we.

On behalf of the children and staff of Grace and Greenland Homes, the district leadership and pastors and all those we call brothers and sisters in South Sudan, we wish to thank you for your generosity. You may never know how many lives will be touched and changed because you opened your heart (partnered with God) and would not walk away.

 

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Imagine South Sudan, its leaders, and all the people, bathed in prayer.

For twenty-four hours on September 1, 2016, Holston joined our prayers together for hope and peace in a war-torn, poverty-stricken country.

Information and resources available here:

But please don’t stop there. Please add the people of South Sudan to your prayer list and continue to cover them with your prayers until peace can be restored for these beautiful people we call our family.

Read about South Sudan in CRISIS in this story from The Call

Orphan rescue continues during South Sudan crisis

Special prayer vigil, offering to be announced ALCOA, Tenn. (Aug. 21, 2016) – The plight of some 35 orphaned children from South Sudan has captured the praying hearts of Holstonians who read on Facebook about ...

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