Hope For South Sudan Indigenous Director
Pastor Romano Oguma Nero, the Indigenous Director of Hope For South Sudan, is a graduate of African Leadership’s Bible College and recently completed coursework to receive his Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Uganda Christian University.
As an educated and passionate young man, Romano has many opportunities for high paying NGO or government jobs; yet, he has chosen to go to the bush outside the city of Torit to protect widows and orphans. Romano grew up in the Torit area, which wins him much support from the community elders as they see a local man investing in his own community.
From his previous position as a Pastor with AIC Torit, Romano saw children living and working on the streets without any opportunity for assistance. Romano has seen that by the time these children reach their teenage years, it is much more difficult to help them receive the love and care they need after already suffering so many years of abandonment and neglect. Romano has also seen the realities of the exploitation of children who have no one to speak for them. God used all of this to call Romano to step out in faith and provide care for at-risk children.
Romano is passionate about seeing the Gospel transform individuals and communities. He is a visionary, merciful leader committed to investing in raising up a generation of South Sudanese Christians out of the ashes of war and poverty.
Romano is married to Susan and they have three children, Samuel, Aaron and Jane.