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Sudan's Suffering Children--
ECM Offers New Hope for a New Sudan
For twenty years the brave people of southern Sudan have struggled for existence as their own government bombed them and did everything possible to annihilate them. At last, in January 2005, through the efforts of leaders like John Garang, a peace agreement was signed. Although there have been violations, the agreement gave southern Sudan a rest that this generation had never known. It also made it safer and much more feasible for Christian organizations to help rebuild that devastated land. Then, following a landslide victory, South Sudan voted to secede from Sudan and form its own nation.
Every Child Ministries was there one week before nationhood was declared in 2011, helping southern Sudanese prepare for nationhood. Lorella Rouster trained Sunday School and other children's teachers at Nimule in more effective methods of evangelizing and teaching the upcoming generation.
Training manuals and "Wordless Books" made of sturdy felt by ECM volunteers were distributed to each teacher. The group learned and practiced the "Step by Step" method of inductive Bible study in which children read a small portion of Scripture, answer questions about it, act it out, then sing out its truths with dancing and gestures. They also practiced sharing the Gospel using the Wordless Book. This proved to be quite challenging, since a pet monkey belonging to the orphanage that hosted the event kept grabbing everything our team laid down.
Five churches and two orphanages participated, all from southern Sudan. The training was made possible by Morro Bay Presbyterian Church in Morro Bay, CA.
Following the training, ECM presented to the orphanage sacks of beans, rice, flour and sugar also provided by the Morro Bay church. Thank you, dear friends, for your encouragement and expressions of love to the children of southern Sudan!
This was ECM's second follow up on our initial visit to the Cornerstone Orphanage in Sudan in 2006. One staff member urged ECM's involvement because he said, "If you want to consider areas of greatest need, I can tell you right now it's Sudan." At that time,some relief supplies were delivered to the church and orphanage there-- Bibles, Gospel booklets from World Missionary Press, clothing, shoes, soccer balls and needles and other item. It was wonderful to see the joy on the faces of downtrodden children as they realize they are not forgotten by God, or by His people.
Every Child Ministries urges Christians everywhere to PRAY FOR the suffering children of New Sudan!
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