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Bob and Kristi Rice


South Sudan


About Our Partner

Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCOSS)

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has been involved in Sudan for more than a century and has longstanding relationships with the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan, the South Sudan Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Nile Theological College, RECONCILE, Across, and the South Sudan Council of Churches. Years of civil war and conflict have left South Sudan’s infrastructure in ruins and its people traumatized, but the region is home to abundant natural resources and many faithful people. PC(USA) is working with its church and ecumenical partners to help South Sudan maximize the promise of independence and improve the plight of the people. In May 2017, Bob and Kristi 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.

The Impact

Bob and Kristi began in January 2010 as PC(USA) mission
co-workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They served with the Presbyterian Community of Congo as consultants and colleagues with 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.

The Need

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