The South Sudan famine is severe and we are concerned that this will affect the children most of all.
“Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols.So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there.” Acts 17:16-17 (ESV)
These verses made an impact on my attitude this week as I continue to feel a burden to help the people of Boma. Paul was grieved when he saw the abundance of idols in Athens and was moved to share the truth with all those who were in the city. The grief I experience when thinking of my brothers and sisters in South Sudan suffering from hunger and injustice motivates me daily to seek the Lord on their behalf.
The famine in South Sudan is so severe that farmers are eating their seeds earmarked for planting, further diminishing hope of future relief. Fortunately, by God’s grace,
Micheal and Toby Harris with Boma children at one of the four water wells in Upper Boma. (2010)
several donors have provided SEA Partners the funds needed to continue the school feeding program for the next 3 months. Praise the Lord! Also, we hope to repair two of our water wells next week when Henry Okumu takes the school food to Boma. The well repair company is aware of the dire situation the Boma community is enduring and are willing to repair the wells while waiting for us to raise the funds to complete payment. Total cost of these repairs is $15,000 and through the generosity of our donors we have already raised $9,000 toward this expense. If you feel led to give toward the final $6,000, please consider a gift online to help provide clean water for the families of Boma.
Pastor Mathew goes home to be with the Lord
Pastor Mathew Kaka of Boma Christian Center has passed on into eternity to be with the Lord. While we will miss him, we have confidence that Mathew is at home with his heavenly father. Read Henry’s full account of this story on the blogpage of our website.
Pastor Mathew Kaka is seen preaching God’s word on Sunday April 27,2014.
Mathew has been involved in the pastor training sessions we have conducted in Boma and is not only a godly young man with a heart for seeing Jesus become Savior to those in his community, but a good friend to all of us who know him. Please pray for his wife and family as they grieve over their loss and face the reality of life without a husband and father. May they come to know God as Provider for all their needs.
While we are saddened to lose a godly leader like Pastor Mathew, we remain convinced that God has placed SEA Partners in Boma to provide support for those who are suffering. As we see in Acts, Paul saw a need and did something about it. We also see a need and are committed to share God’s transforming love with the people of Boma and to provide the children an opportunity to learn and grow to become the leaders God will use for His purposes in South Sudan.
Your prayers and support are an encouragement to us as we see like minded people with a heart to care for those in serious need. Please remain steadfast in your prayers for the people of Boma and thank you for your continued support as your gifts have provided food for our school children and clean water for the community. God bless you for your generosity.
May the God of Mercy grant peace to our brothers and sisters in Boma.
PS. Please prayerfully consider a gift to help us care for the people in Boma.
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