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Discipleship, Education & Training

South Sudan: Until Everyone Hears Jesus Is Lord

The Reverend Simon Deng Dut Chok knows the pain of persecution. He still winces when he thinks about how Christians suffered for their faith in his city, Aweil, when the Muslim majority attempted to wipe them out. But he also knows the joy of a church rebuilt and how believers, once beleaguered, now praise God…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

South Sudanese Refugees Struggle to Rebuild in Uganda

Refugee Margaret Jerwa continues to offer up prayers for South Sudan, even while she lives in a Ugandan resettlement camp. “I pray that they will come to God,” she said. When South Sudan celebrated independence on July 9, 2011, the international community also celebrated the end of 25 years of bloody conflict with the country’s…

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Franklin Graham Statement on Sudan

Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, calls for changes to allow an opportunity for peace in Sudan

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Samaritan’s Purse Provides Biblical Training to Government Leaders in South Sudan

For more than 20 years, Samaritan’s Purse has worked to meet the physical needs of people throughout South Sudan while also presenting the hope of the Gospel. As a result of the longstanding relationships we’ve built with national officials, we recently had an opportunity to provide Biblical leadership training to the country’s police chaplains, as…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Responding to Tragedy in South Sudan

The widespread violence in South Sudan between the government and opposition forces that escalated to dangerously bloody levels on December 15 has subsided for now. The fragile country that teetered on the brink of civil war has settled into a tenuous ceasefire. Peace talks that had been ongoing since mid-February between the factions are scheduled…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Discipling Church Leaders in South Sudan

Like most members of his church, Pastor Mikias and his family struggle with life in a South Sudanese refugee camp. They fled down from the Nuba Mountains in Sudan without any personal belongings and rely on monthly food rations to survive. Despite hardships, Pastor Mikias gathered together a group of Christian believers and began meeting…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Samaritan’s Purse Delivers Food to Many in Famine-Stricken South Sudan

It’s been nearly six years since a famine has been declared anywhere in the world, but in late February famine was officially confirmed in two regions of South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation. The government of South Sudan and the United Nations jointly announced Monday, Feb. 20, that 100,000 people in Unity State—specifically within Mayendit…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Moments of Hope Still Brighten South Sudan

The sky is blue, not a cloud to be seen, as mothers at the Yida Refugee Camp in South Sudan begin trickling in to the Samaritan’s Purse food distribution site. Some are pregnant; others are carrying their babies and young children. They’re all coming to receive their monthly ration of a special healthy and nutritious…

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South Sudan Independence Day

South Sudanese from throughout the country and the world came together on July 9 in the capital city of Juba to celebrate the birth of the new nation, the Republic of South Sudan. Independence day comes 6 years after the signing of a peace agreement that ended two decades of civil war between the Arab-dominated…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Pray for South Sudan

Randy Bishop is a Samaritan’s Purse writer who covers South Sudan. On July 9, 2011, the new country of South Sudan held a massive celebration in its capital, Juba, attended by thousands of men, women, and children, including Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham and many of our staff. It was a dream come true—after decades…

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