South Sudan is mired in continuous conflict. Companies like Exxon Mobil have pulled back from their exploration in Jonglei state due to the continued fighting and insecurity. The United Nations has stated over and over that the conflict is causing much pain and suffering for the people of South Sudan, but the tribal conflict between the Dinka and Nuer continues unabated.
Fortunately, by the grace of God, the Boma area is peaceful and the people are prospering. Upper Boma has a new source of clean water, crops are growing and being harvested. The people meet weekly for Sunday church services and up to 164 children attend Faith Learning Center each day. The people of Boma are being blessed by the Lord and the faithful prayers and support of our partners around the world are evident. Thank you for all your support and generosity. Please pray for peace in South Sudan so that the people can receive the help they need.
Developing Awareness of the Boma Project
Throughout the year, we have tried to develop new methods to share the challenges facing the Murle people in Boma, South Sudan. We are increasing our reach through Facebook and Twitter to provide relevant, up-to-date information about the progress of our project. I encourage you to visit us at Facebook (www.facebook.com/seapartners) and Twitter (@SeaPartnersBoma) to follow us daily with news and information from Boma and South Sudan.
Also, we are adding a new blog that will provide more in-depth information about the project. Henry Okumu, Micheal Harris and I will write the bulk of the blogs, but we will have some guest authors as well. The link for the new blog is http://blog.sea-partners.org/.
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.“ Luke 19:10 (NIV)
I am often reminded that we are not working in Boma to simply provide for the physical needs of the people. Certainly, they need our help and provision, but Christ came to earth so that we could have an eternal, abundant life with Him. This is the message of hope for the Murle people. The food and clean water is important, but it will not last forever. The souls of our brothers and sisters in South Sudan is our main concern and we ask that you continue to pray for them and their spiritual growth.
God has given us an amazing opportunity. The challenge is great, but our God is greater. Thank you for all all your prayers and support.
Serving the Lord with you,
PS. Please remember to pray for our missionaries in Boma. (Vincent: Team Leader, Ken: Construction Manager, and Robert: Teacher in FLC). If you are led to help us financially, please give an online gift to bless the people of Boma.