Boma Project: One Year Review

by | Mar 20, 2015 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

One year ago this week, we re-opened the school in Boma. After 10 months of inactivity due to the conflict of 2013, God granted us the opportunity to restart the Boma Project and to re-engage the community. Lest we forget, here are just a few of the accomplishments:


  • The school re-opened with 50 students and three teachers. Currently, there are over 160 students and 6 teachers.
  • An agricultural program was implemented to help provide food for the staff and students. Currently, we have doubled the cultivated ground to 10 acres and are ready to plant corn, beans and other vegetables.
  • Four water wells were repaired with a solar powered water pump added to one well. These wells provide clean drinking water for the people in Jonglei and Kaywa villages.
  • Three local pastors have emerged as leaders of the church and they are involved in weekly training with SEA Partners staff.
  • The road to Upper Boma has been repaired and two truck loads of construction materials have arrived in Boma. These materials will be used to repair the classrooms and storage container as well as to build 60 new desks for the children.

Thank you so much for your generous support and prayers. God has blessed the efforts in Boma and we look forward to another great year.

 Team Arrived in Boma Today


Micheal and his son Toby in Boma.
Micheal Harris, a SEA Partners Board member, and Rick Ralston arrived today for South Sudan.  The purpose of their mission trip is to train pastors and to develop strategies for helping the Murle find hope after the trauma associated with decades of war and conflict.  Rick is a mental health specialist and counselor with over 20 years experience providing trauma recovery counseling services.Micheal’s passion for sharing God’s love with the people of Boma is unparalleled. He has been to Boma many times and is looking forward to this opportunity to deepen the biblical understanding of the local pastors and the SEA Partners staff.  And of course, he will be ministering with the students in Faith Learning Center who captured his heart during his first visit 8 years ago.

The timing of this trip is perfect and we look forward to seeing what the Lord will do through these men. Please pray for God’s protection and guidance as they serve Him in Boma.

Agricultural Program

Yesterday, Henry Okumu sent me an email asking for funds to purchase seeds and tools so the staff in Boma can complete the planting of the ground that has been cleared.  This is a very important project for us as this brings us one step closer to becoming self-sufficient.  The produce harvested from this project will provide food for the students and staff and will allow us to resale some of it to the people in lower Boma while providing a living classroom for our students to learn agricultural practices. We estimate the funding of this project to be $8,000 and would ask that you prayerfully consider a gift to meet this need.

Final Thoughts

We have seen much progress this year; God has given us this challenge and many of you have prayed and supported us throughout. We have been blessed to receive funding for repairing the classrooms, but monthly support for our staff and regular expenses remains below our needs. Please prayerfully consider how you can get involved to provide support for this ministry.

Thank you and God bless you;

Donnie Brake

PS. If you feel led to give a gift to help continue the work in Boma, please consider an online gift. Your generosity will have a dramatic impact on the lives of children in South Sudan.