November 2019 Newsletter

Mama Suzy!

After 20 years in South Sudan the first member of Suzy’s family came to visit her in Tonj, her Mama!! It was so special and definitely something to be celebrated. The Governor of Tonj, Honorable Matthew Mathiang Magordit personally came to the airstrip to welcome her!!

Mama Suzy’s Welcome to Tonj
Mama Suzy’s Welcome to Tonj

He also took her on a tour of the IDAT Medical Clinic.

Hon. Governor showing Mama Suzy the clinic
Hon. Governor showing Mama Suzy the clinic

On her first day we drove to Bobi, one of our remote CHE villages, and did a medical outreach and Mama Suzy helped with the pharmacy!

Mama Suzy helping with pharmacy
Mama Suzy helping with pharmacy

Mama Suzy said, “I have never visited anywhere in the world and been made to feel so welcome by everyone, not just my family but everyone , even in the villages. I wasn’t expecting that and I can’t wait to come back!”

New CHE Outreach!

It was so exciting to take our visitors, Scott and Kris Davies from Ridgeview Church in Texas, to our new CHE village of Ariam Duar, about 1 ½ hours drive from Tonj.

The Church of Ariam Duar met us on the road
The Church of Ariam Duar met us on the road

Scott helped the pastoral team with sharing the gospel, while Kris assisted Mama Suzy with pharmacy. This was our first medical outreach there and we saw 623 patients, which was a record for us!

Scott shared the gospel with patients
Scott shared the gospel with patients

The highlight was having so many receive Christ as Lord and Savior. Now with a church plant in Ariamduar we have a place to plug in new believers. Please pray for Ps. James Akec and email us if you can sponsor him for $50 a month as he is new to our pastoral team and disciples the new believers.

New believers in Ariamduar raise their hand to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
New believers in Ariamduar raise their hand to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

IDAT 2019 Soccer Tournament!

This has been an amazing month of outreaches and so exciting to see so much fruit coming forth.

The opening ceremony of the IDAT Soccer Tournament
The opening ceremony of the IDAT Soccer Tournament

October saw the kick-off to the annual IDAT soccer tournament, which draws huge crowds to every game as 10 teams compete for the IDAT cup.

Thousands of spectators gather to watch the IDAT Soccer Tournament
Thousands of spectators gather to watch the IDAT Soccer Tournament

Twice a week the IDAT team share spiritual lessons on the radio and at every match CC Tonj sends pastors among the crowd to share the gospel. The first two Sundays following the tournament we had 91 and 57 new people in church as a result of that sharing.

So many newcomers at church
So many newcomers at church

Isaiah 26:4 says, “Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.

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