in South Sudan
About Our Partner
The Presbyterian Church of South Sudan
Since 2012 The Outreach Foundation has been visiting the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan to accompany it on its mission to build a strong country through healthy churches and church-based schools. Civil war in late 2013 put many of the projects on hold. As people fled to camps for Internally Displaced Persons or to refugee camps in neighboring countries, congregations and parishes have sprung up. Faithful pastors are preaching hope to those who long for peace. Former teachers volunteer to teach children and adults in make-shift schools. The Outreach Foundation is providing Bibles and hymnals to believers in the camps and teaching materials for the temporary schools. There are now 500,000 refugees from South Sudan in Ethiopia where Outreach is working with local partner EECMY (Mekane Yesus) to meet priority needs. Churches are growing rapidly within the camps. There are more than 35 Presbyterian parishes and 132 congregations among the six camps. Outreach is helping partners to rebuild hope in South Sudan and to prepare for the time when they will reconstruct their country. We need your help. Our South Sudanese brothers and sisters pray that you will choose to give generously and be a part of what God is doing to bring healing, restore hope and share love in this part of the world he loves.
To a war-weary people, the Rebuilding Hope in South Sudan project will strengthen faith as people receive Bibles and hymnals; it will empower the church in South Sudan to educate children and adults through study materials and teacher training; and it will build communities that have been torn apart by war through trauma healing workshops.
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $100,000 to address needs requested by the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan: Bibles, hymnals, education, trauma healing, leadership development and emergency relief.