Off to Africa

30 10 2008

It’s Thursday at noon, and I’m sitting in my office coughing and sneezing and blowing my nose while Jess is huddled under the covers at home trying to recover from strep throat and both of us are wondering how we’re ever going to be ready (or healthy enough) to leave the country on Saturday!  That’s right, on Saturday afternoon we’ll hitch a ride with KLM Airlines all the way to Uganda, then hop on a charter flight into southern Sudan for two weeks.

We’ll be going with a mission team from Aid Sudan, a non-profit for whom Jess is the Events Director.  They work with southern Sudanese both in Sudan and as refugees here in the United States.  Our team is one of three they are sending this November to different areas of southern Sudan.  We’ll be living and working in the small village of Kuluh, a collection of compounds housing about 800 people, most of whom are subsistence farmers.  There we’ll be training pastors in Chronological Bible Storying, working in the village school, delivering a mill to help the villagers grind grain, and following up on a famine relief project from last year.

Are we ready?  I don’t know.  We’ve check off our list of supplies, but I don’t know that anything could prepare us for the bush of southern Sudan.  Are we excited?  You bet!  We can’t wait to see what God does in us and through us for these two weeks.  Please keep our team in your prayers over the next two weeks and we’ll share our experiences with you right here on the Common Tone when we return!

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2 responses

3 11 2008
Mandy

prayers are going up for you.. be safe!

4 11 2008
Elizabeth K.

I’m praying for you guys! May God bless your efforts and grant you good health!

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