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Bob and Kristi Rice

PC(USA)

South Sudan

 

About Our Partner

Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCOSS)

Bob and Kristi began in January 2010 as PC(USA) mission workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where they served with the Presbyterian Community of Congo (CPC) as consultants and colleagues with an active involvement in visioning and implementing new initiatives in Christian education and evangelism, and assisting in the areas of reconciliation, care for vulnerable children, and helping community development initiatives seeking to lift up the poor. In May 2017, they began a new role and call in South Sudan. Bob serves as an instructor at Nile Theological College and teaches a broad range of courses in theology and biblical studies. Kristi serves as an economic and development advisor for the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church. She works to strengthen the identification, development, and management of church development projects that support the financial goals of the church and improve the health and well-being of the communities. They live in Juba, the capital city. 

The Impact

The Rices recognize that South Sudan will not be an easy place to live and serve. However, they are encouraged as the churches and partners there seek to be the light of Christ and a voice for peace in the midst of the suffering. “There is so much potential for the impact and reach of the gospel as Christians in South Sudan are coming together and identifying the body of Christ as their primary loyalty over tribe and ethnicity.”

The Need

The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $10,000 for support funds.