Boma School Term Completed in Boma

by | Jul 23, 2016 | Christianity, South Sudan Education | 0 comments

May 15, 2016
I neglected to post this update and wanted to update you on the news from Boma. Enjoy. (July 23,2016)

The first term of the 2016 school year at the Boma school, Faith Learning Center, is now completed and the students finished all their work in fine fashion. Due to the tribal conflict a few weeks ago, all the families moved to Lower Boma for additional security. While there is now relative peace in the area, the people felt it was better to remain down the mountain until they are assured of security in Upper Boma.

The children completed their studies this term in Iti (Lower Boma).
Since all the children in Upper Boma had moved down to Iti, our staff decided to follow them and set up school in a vacant school building. This school was built several years ago by USAID, but had run out of funding for teachers, had closed and was currently vacant. Fortunately, or should I say providentially, the local officials gave us permission to continue our classes in these buildings.
Our Boma school completed its term in the classrooms in Iti (Lower Boma).

Unexpected Benefits

While having the Upper Boma community remain in Iti for a time was at first a bit  discouraging, I can now see God’s hand in this situation. Not only has The Lord provided a place for us, but He has now given us new friends to serve. This was made clear to me through a note of encouragement I received from one of our Boma missionaries, Robert. As I was lamenting the move of our Boma school to Lower Boma, Robert reminded me of God’s sovereign purposes and how we are now having an impact for Christ in Lower Boma. What a blessing!
Robert’s third grade class in the Boma school made up of mostly students from the Kaywa village.
In the past there have been other Christian organizations in Lower Boma so we felt God wanted us to begin a work ministering to families in Upper Boma. Due to the conflicts over the last three years, most of those organizations have left and now we are able to stand in the gap and serve all the people in the Boma area.  As Isaiah 55:9 states,
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts”.
It is amazing to see God at work in this remote place under the most challenging of circumstances. Thank you for all your prayers and support.
May God bless you.
Donnie Brake, Ed.D.

PS. If God is leading you to partner with us in this ministry of hope to the children and their families in the Boma school, please donate now.