Out of the Ashes

Niger

Issaka knew that something was wrong. The smell of smoke can carry far on the wind, and while he was traveling home, a phone call from a friend warned him that churches throughout the country of Niger were being set on fire by protesters. Authorities blocked entry into his hometown, so Issaka had to wait for hours as the worry mounted inside him. His pastor’s family had been living inside their church building. Had they escaped? And what about his …

South Sudan Needs Your Prayers

Presidential Update, South Sudan

This week, I invite you to direct your thoughts and prayers to South Sudan. Pray that the hope of Jesus will descend upon this country. South Sudan remains in desperate turmoil, as thousands of civilians have been forced to flee the country for safety, and many more have been internally displaced in refugee camps. Victims of this horrible conflict report a sense of hopelessness and fear. Many in South Sudan today live in constant danger. They suffer from a lack …

Peace on the Horizon

South Sudan

After more than two years of civil war, the country of South Sudan is finally emerging from the rubble. Much to Rebuild The civil war that has ravaged the new country of South Sudan during the past two years has left deep gashes that only the grace of God can fully heal. Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have killed one another during this time, and more than two million individuals have been displaced from their homes. Many of them …