January 2015 Newsletter

Happy New Year!

January 3rd marked the one year anniversary of our family being stateside. It has been an incredible journey of walking by faith and not by sight as we continue to trust Him with the timing of Agum’s citizenship. We are doing great despite the challenges of moving around, home-schooling and supporting our ministry operations on an 11 hour time difference! We feel the presence and peace of God as we face every day not knowing what tomorrow brings. We are enjoying this unplanned adventure and every extra day we get to fellowship and be part of God’s amazing family here in USA we feel blessed. He has poured out His love through so many of you and sustained us. He has been our source of life during this season of our lives. He is El Shaddai – our God Almighty! We are so grateful for the way you have responded to the Holy Spirit leading you to care for our family. Thank you all so much, we appreciate each one of you and especially your prayers for us during this time.

Kuj Family

We had an amazing time in Florida with Suzy’s family over Christmas and New Year and returned to southern California for the annual Calvary Chapel Missions Conference. This was an incredible week of refreshing our souls, waiting on Him, seeking Him for 2015, reconnecting with fellow missionaries from around the world and overall being filled. Our cup runneth over and we are ready for whatever this year of ministry brings our family.

“One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord, And to inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.” – Psalm 27:4-5

God’s Plans for IDAT in 2015!

We are so grateful for His provision for In Deed and Truth Ministries in 2014. We raised over $20,000 through our prayer walk and we’re excited get back to Africa and start a new class of discipleship and a New Year of serving the Lord.

Dr. Tom returned to USA and was blessed with a wife. He is praying and seeking the Lord as he serves IDAT stateside for a season. Dr.’s Jono and Destinee return this month with their family and the remaining team, including a new clinical officer, Simon.

Here are a few prayer pointers for 2015:

  • Calvary Chapel Tonj was birthed about 5 years ago but with our absence we have not experienced the fruit and growth we would have liked to see. We have purchased land and feel this would be a good year to establish the church formally. Pray for Sabet as he works through the details of this. We need worship leaders, Sunday school teachers and anyone who feels called to church planting to contact us for either long or short term service.
  • Completion of the new medical clinic. Last year’s insecurity delayed our truck coming in for several months. We are ready to get this project completed.
  • Bible Training Center for Pastors class will begin in 2015 as soon as our family are able to return to Tonj. Pray for each student that the Lord would select them and make them known to us. Pray for teachers to assist Sabet with this 3 year commitment. If you’re interested in teaching please email us for more details.
  • Development of our Community Health Evangelism Program. We are looking to partner churches overseas with villages around Tonj. If your church is interested in a mission trip to South Sudan this would be a fantastic program to get involved in. Adopt-a-Village can transform both an entire community in South Sudan and your church body. Email us for more details.
  • Training is a big part of our ministry and we are delighted to give the opportunity for 5 South Sudanese students to attend medical school in Kenya. Pray for their spiritual walk and integrity to be intact as they are away from all things familiar. Pray for continued training and discipleship of our community health workers in Tonj.
  • Pray we could host our fifth Cataract surgery outreach in November. Over 800 people have had their sight restored and many have had their hearts restored to Him who created them. This is one of the highlights of our year and so we ask you to pray for each surgery to be provided. It costs $75 per patient and we hope to do 200 surgeries in 2015.
  • Every year we have opportunity to provide our medical team with much needed rest by bringing in volunteers to cover them during the months of June, July and August. If you have a medical skill and a few weeks or months to serve the Lord this summer, please pray about a short term trip to Tonj. Email us to get started on this life changing journey.
  • One of our greatest needs is for a logistics person to work from Kenya or South Sudan and organize our flights, food, medicine and teams coming and going every month. We are looking for a minimum one year commitment. Email us for more info.