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"All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord and all the families of the nations shall worship before You. For the Kingdom is the Lord's and He rules over the nations." Psalm 22:27-28
Below is contained a report on our most recent mission in January and February to refugee populations from the worst holocaust of the 21st century, perpetrated by the government of Sudan on the peoples of Darfur, the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile. The journey began in Juba, South Sudan and quickly moved North into Sudan and then Chad.
ABDUCTIONS and TAXES AMONGST FAMINE and CIVIL WAR in SOUTH SUDAN
Christians Abducted Eight South Sudanese staff members of Samaritans Purse have been abducted near Mayendit in Unity State of South Sudan, some 680km northeast of the capital, Juba. According to Brigadier General Lul Ruai Koang: "The rebels attacked and abducted eight local staff from Samaritan's Purse and they are being held to ransom." However the rebels dismissed the claim of kidnapping as "propaganda". Samaritans Purse confirmed the abductions, but denied that any ransom had been demanded.
More Kidnappings Meanwhile two Indian nationals working in South Sudan's oil fields in Upper Nile were abducted last week, according to Information Minister Michael Makuei. The kidnappers are demanding a ransom of one million dollars from the Chinese owned Dar Petroleum Oil Company.
"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of Him who brings Good News, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'" Isaiah 52:7
Upon the Mountains Lesotho is sometimes referred to as the 'kingdom in the sky' as it is a country ruled by a monarchy, situated mostly in a mountainous region with the Drakensberg mountains in the East and the Orange Free State province on its Northern and Western borders. Lesotho is completely enclosed by South Africa. Formed as a British protectorate in 1843, Lesotho was granted independence in 1966.
Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
"…Praise the Lord, call upon His Name; declare His deeds among the peoples, make mention that His name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for He has done excellent things; this is known in all the earth." Isaiah 12:4-5
From the Ends of the Earth Participants for this year's Great Commission Course came from as far afield as America, Canada, England, Kenya and New Zealand. Participants wrote that they came to the GCC: "to be empowered, so that I can empower others.", "to learn to be more effective.", "to gain courage and boldness" and for "duty and desire to glorify God."