Happy New Year!
As we celebrate the New Year, we thank God for YOU our partners and supporters. It’s because of you we are now going into our 24th year of serving in Tonj, South Sudan!! We are so grateful for the way you supported us in prayer and partnered financially with the vision of In Deed and Truth Ministries. 2022 was a great year and also a very fruitful one! We closed the year in such a positive way, ordaining our Senior Pastor of CC Tonj and opening our bible school, Tonj Bible Institute!
Here’s a recap of how the Lord used us in 2022 and impacted an entire community for the Kingdom of God.
In 2022, our Maternal and Pediatric Mission Hospital treated 40,000 patients!
We saw over 9,500 pregnant mothers, an increase of 500 since 2021. We delivered 653 babies in a safe environment, which is a growth of 20% from the year before.
We vaccinated thousands of children and cared for 1,707 inpatients that were admitted on our ward. Many of these were premature babies in need of oxygen and an incubator.
Our 24-hour care literally saved hundreds of lives physically but we also poured into each patient spiritually, making sure every patient was prayed for and heard the gospel. Many prayed to receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior before going home or being discharged from the ward. Our chaplains pray with them, pray over them, and bless them.
In 2012 the Lord gave us a vision for Community Health Evangelism (CHE) Centers for villages in and around Tonj. CHE continues to impact and transform these villages. We are now in 46 villages and have trained 2,600 CHE volunteers who have made over 35,000 home visits teaching spiritual and health lessons. As a result, more than 6,000 people made decisions to follow Jesus, 2,753 people joined our bible listening groups, 27 village schools were started, 22 CHE community gardens were planted, 5 bore holes were drilled to provide safe drinking water and our village medical outreach teams treated and vaccinated over 5,000 patients! We are excited to expand our CHE program to 20 more villages in 2023!!
James 5:11 says “Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.”
Church Plants and Bible School!
We are excited to dive into this year, ready to glorify Him. We currently have 32 church plants, with a combined annual attendance of 200,497 in 2022! Of those, 11,330 were new to church, 10,416 made decisions to follow Christ and we baptized 3,594 people.
We ended 2022 with the opening of our bible school, Tonj Bible Institute, with 20 national pastors enrolled!