Hunger in South Sudan

Pastor Santino brought this woman with her child to our attention after she showed up in the clinic in a very bad condition due to lack of food.  Her name is Amou Gum and she walked from the village of Aliic, which is 4 hours away on foot. Her baby daughter, Kuoi Deng, is almost one year and suffering from diarrhea and malaria.

Rosa and Pastors with malnourished child and mom
Pastor Joseph, Amou Gum, Baby Kuol, Rosa, Pastor Santino

Amou Gum asked us to pray for her as her entire family is starving in the village. Her husband’s cows were stolen in the recent cattle raids and now they have nothing to sell to buy food. Her mother and her brother both recently died so there has been no one to plant the garden for food. Her brother’s family is also suffering and starving.

Rosa and baby Kuol
Rosa and baby Kuoi

We helped her with as much food as she can carry to go back to her home and shared with her that God directed her to us so we can be praying for their situation. We plan to take her more food and to do a follow up visit to Aliic village to be a potential CHE (community health evangelism) center.  Please pray for the food crisis in the surrounding villages, we are seeing a number of malnourished infants in the clinic.