November 2017 Newsletter

Clinic Opening!

Thank you for all your prayers for the Grand Opening of our new medical clinic, “Noah’s Place”. We celebrated with a dedication service attended by board members, officials and over 1,000 people from the local community. The most amazing part was having everyone lay hands on the building during the dedication prayer. It truly was a joy filled day, with testimonies of how the Lord has used this clinic to save and change lives. We can’t thank you enough for praying for this clinic over the years. After 10 years of seeing patients in small makeshift cubicles it was amazing to move into a new, clean and modern space that brings order and peace to a potentially chaotic day!

Clinic Opening Day!

We are today fully staffed by South Sudanese nationals, 2 doctors, 5 clinical officers, 2 midwives, 1 nurse, 20 Community Health Workers and three pastors. They are led by missionary doctors, Jono and Destinee Macloed, who serve as medical directors and advisors. We are thankful that our capacity to see the most vulnerable in South Sudan, namely pregnant mothers and children under five, will increase now that we are better equipped. If you are medically trained and would like to volunteer in 2018, please email Rosa on


We were so blessed to have board members and friends come to the clinic opening. It was a wonderful time of fellowship, encouragement and getting lots of treats!! We were able to squeeze in an outreach to Warrak, one of our CHE villages we serve in. The church we planted there came out to greet us on the road about a mile from the village, singing and praising God. Pastor Ruben’s church started a community garden and they sold the groundnuts they grew to buy a bull for the clinic opening. Such a huge sacrifice to honor what the Lord has done through IDAT. It is very humbling when people have nothing and give you the very little they have. They were so happy to have visitors from USA.

Praying with Warrak Church
The gift of one bull

“Each one should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not out of regret or compulsion. For God loves a cheerful giver.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7

Soccer Tournament!

In celebration of the clinic opening Sabet arranged for a community soccer, basketball and volleyball tournament with the finals being played the day after the opening. Many of you donated soccer shirts, balls and shoes that arrived on a container last year. The IDAT logo was printed on every shirt. Ten teams competed over a one month period, playing for the IDAT Cup at the final. The entire town came alive, every game was packed, especially for the final which was attended by the Governor of Tonj State.

Soccer Tournament Parade
The IDAT Trophy

Prayer and Praise!

Praise God, we have raised funds to build the new ward. Please pray the Lord raises up a project manager to oversee construction and that we can start building during this dry season.

2 thoughts on “November 2017 Newsletter”

  1. Wonderful to read such exciting progress – well done for all the hard work and Praise You Lord for Your supply, may You get all the glory!

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