Suzy in San Diego!
It was a whirlwind trip but a fruitful one as I networked and connected with partners to share the vision and goals of In Deed and Truth Ministries (IDAT) for 2023. Thank you to everyone that took the time to see me, share a meal with me and listen to how the Lord is working through IDAT in South Sudan. I would ask you to join me in praying for the areas of need that I shared and if we didn’t connect, please check out the YouTube channel @indeedandtruthsudan and watch the of IDAT 2023 1st quarter update.
This video highlights so many areas of ministry, the Medical Mission Hospital, the medical outreaches, CHE, church plants, and bible training for our pastors. Specifically, we asked for prayer and investment in this kingdom work. Here’s the needs:
- to raise enough funds to build our bible school in 2023.
- to have enough sponsors to pay our bush pastors a small stipend.
- for individual partners to prayerfully consider raising the amount of their monthly gift to help cover the monthly budget as the ministry has grown tenfold in four years.
It was wonderful to share at Horizon’s mission night and share about the seeds from faithful partners that have been sown for many years and are now producing great fruit.
I was also able to join in the Horizon Prep School Spirit Run that raised $15,000 to buy medicine for our hospital!
IDAT Church Plants
Please continue to pray for our church plants. We have so many people asking to get a church in their village. At the moment we are using the solar bibles in small listening groups within those villages that don’t have churches. Some of our pastors are going to 2-3 churches on Sunday to preach. This is our greatest need, to train more pastors.
The Holy Spirit is moving in our CHE villages and as people learn about Jesus they are turning away from witchcraft and turning to Him. We are experiencing a lot of healing of sickness without medication for many believers. Recently we had two families ask the pastors to come to their home and burn all their idols. As they were burning them and praying over the homes, the surrounding neighbors started taking off their charms and throwing them into the fire!!
This was a public declaration against evil and showed great courage as villagers are told by the witchdoctors they will be cursed and die if they remove the charms. I love these breakthroughs against satan as the power of the Holy Spirit is poured out and lives are transformed. Another village shared that since the witchcraft ended in their place, and the witchdoctor gave his life to Christ, the village is now prospering, and many are coming to the Lord. Gardens are producing more crop, cattle are healthy, they received a bore hole, and neighbors are living peaceably together.
Last month Pastor Jim and Pastor Edmund from Intensive Care Ministries in Tanzania came in for an 11-day intensive inductive bible study. Pastor Jim also got to meet all the bush pastors that are not currently in school but will hopefully join a class once the Tonj Bible Institute is built.
As you can see from the photo we are overflowing and in need of a classroom and dorm.
“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb,” Revelation 7:9
Revelation 7:9 tells us Christ is sitting on the throne in heaven and believers from every tribe, tongue, nation, and people are worshipping Him for all eternity. This is the finale, showing what we exchanged our lives for. My goal is not only to be there worshipping the Lamb myself, but to spend my life bringing as many people with me as I can! I invite you to be part of that story in South Sudan!
4 thoughts on “April 2023 Newsletter”
After seeing news reports about the flooding in South Sudan, I’ve been very concerned for the people in the affected areas, but I’m not hearing anything about it from you. From the maps I’ve seen, it looks like IDAT is close to some of the flooding. Is it a problem for you and those you serve? Are you able to help those whose homes, pastures, livestock and towns are flooded? What else can you tell me about this situation?
IDAT, please reply here so we also can read your answer. Thanks
Yes it is very concerning to see such widespread and devastating flooding that creates famine and other crisis. The areas affected are North-east of us. As you can see from our newsletter photos our area is very dry and we are waiting on the rainy season which will start in May. Our rainy season usually lasts 6 months and during this time the number of malaria cases will increase rapidly. Many of the villages we serve will be cut off due to flooding. We have distributed food during the very tough few months that this has occurred over the last few years. It does seem to be getting worse every year. We appreciate your prayers for the challenges we face every day.
Praise God! I love what God is doing through In Deed and Truth. I’m sharing the story about the burning of items of witchcraft with my church here. It’s straight from the book of Acts!