March 2024 Newsletter

Empowering Pastors!

In Tonj, South Sudan, we are privileged to be empowering pastors and transforming communities by training the next generation of Church leaders. It is an honor to support the growth of the church through church planting, pastor training, and sponsorship.

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IDAT church plant in Tonj East

Our program provides vital monthly training and resources to passionate leaders who are eager to share the Gospel with their communities. Additionally, we provide comprehensive training through diploma and certificate programs, equipping pastors with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively lead and serve their villages, fostering spiritual growth and transformation.

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With your support, we have already sponsored 45 pastors, enabling them to serve full-time and reach thousands with the message of hope and redemption. As a result, churches are being planted, communities are being transformed, and the kingdom of God is advancing in this young nation. Thank you for partnering with us in this critical work, and please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in South Sudan as they boldly proclaim the Good News!

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Pastor Mabior leading the training

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Suzy in South Sudan

On my recent trip to South Sudan, I had the honor of training a dedicated IDAT finance team in best practices for effective financial management. Together, we learned to use new online software to enhance transparency, accountability, and sustainability in financial operations.

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Suzy and the IDAT team

It was a joy to witness the team’s eagerness to learn and their commitment to serving IDAT and our partners well in this area. With this newfound knowledge, they are now equipped to make a lasting impact, ensuring resources are used wisely to bring hope and transformation to South Sudan. We had an independent annual audit done while I was there. Thank you to all our partners for your support, which makes this annual financial step a ’new’ but necessary part of our growth.

“Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:9

CHE Explosion!

Five years ago our 3 CHE centers met for a conference, and we had a combined attendance of 80 people. Two years ago we had to split into 4 CHE conference locations, with a combined attendance of around 1,500 CHE volunteers. This year we had to expand to 9 different locations with a combined attendance of over 4,000 CHE volunteers!

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Over 4,000 attend CHE conferences

Our CHE conference days over the past few weeks have been a fantastic time of worship, prayer, testimonies, preaching, feasting and words of appreciation from chiefs and community leaders. One of the highlights was hearing so many stories of transformation, such as that of James Guc. James had been the Paduer village witchdoctor, until he heard the gospel through CHE – he shared that he has now entered into a new life of freedom through Christ.

James Guc

Please pray for our CHE team as they expand into 30 more villages this year!

8 thoughts on “March 2024 Newsletter”

    1. Hey Tom. Praise the Lord the ministry has grown so much in the past 5 years. Keep praying for us!!

  1. Everything God is doing in Sudan through IDAT never ceases to amaze me. Keeping all of you in my prayers!

  2. “And may the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow, just as our love for you overflows.”
    —1 Thessalonians 3:12, NLT

    Prayers for you all so thankful to God for your loving service to all the villages you serve.

    Grace and Peace,

  3. From 4 to 9 CHE locations! That’s incredible! Praise God for His work in the lives of James and so many others. That’s great that you have a new software to help the finance team – I hope that’s an excellent improvement. Suzy, I love you and am excited about what God is doing as you give every day to Him! Love, Jennifer

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