After many months of heavy artillery and armed combat terrorizing our orphans from all sides, we are elated to receive the following report from a major news source in South Sudan:

Radio Miraya

“Signs of normalcy have started showing up at the Hope for South Sudan Orphanage center in Torit which remained under tension for weeks, after SPLA and opposition forces took positions on either side of the orphanage, disrupting learning activities.

“Late last week, both SPLA and opposition fighters heeded to the mounting calls from the Governor of Imotong State, religious leaders, and UNMISS leadership to withdraw from the area.

“Father Romano Oguma, Director of the Orphanage, said the withdrawal of soldiers has ushered a sense of calm and ease at the center and the children are up and running.”

Life is indeed finding a rhythm once again in the orphanage, and even spreading to the surrounding community, slowly-by-slowly. Romano, the former director of Hope for South Sudan, left for England the day after doing this interview.  He left the ministry in the well-trained and highly capable hands of our long-term partners Peter Sarafina and Paul Otwari.

Please continue to pray for both of these men in leadership as well as the orphans and community they serve. Both of them also need sponsors who will pray for them daily, send them occasional letters of encouragement, and provide financial support. Please write me directly if you are interested in supporting Peter or Paul.

Love, your sister along the journey,

4 Responses to "Looking UP at Hope for South Sudan!"

  1. Cora Marandino Posted on July 27, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Praise God for the new level of peace and safety for the children to thrive in … Iam praying for this new generation to be the change in a south Sudan for His glory … for many to come forward to support Peter and Paul … And for the transformation Romano will experience in his time away.

  2. Terri Posted on July 27, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Hallelujah! Praise God! I will continue to pray for their safety and peace within the complex and also for Peter and Paul-wisdom, discernment and God’s protection.

  3. Angel Posted on August 10, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Is there no honor among men in the either of the Sudans ? Both fighting factions also used another ministries orphans and school as shields to hide behind. One faction took over the orphanage completely. The same men that the ministry had blessed abundantly in the years prior..

    I pray for thousands of safe houses where God hides and heals His treasures. I have been sending angels there and praying for ( and decreeing )a breakout of the miraculous supernatural healing of all fistulas and STDs, even AIDs transmitted through acts of cowardice and evil. I have no doubt that this will happen if it hasn’t already begun. I pray for the soldiers salvation too but also that they would be rendered completely harmless until they change their ways.

    You know that I can not name the ministry. As I know that you are not at liberty to tell the whole story lest your ministries suffer deadly reprisals. They still shoot reporters. What darkness rules over these two countries, even the Congo ? What spiritual wickedness in high places ? Yet God loves and calls to the people and land. What great love the Father has that He would send His precious Son to suffer persecution and death so that every one of these very men could be saved from an eternity of hell. That He loved them even while they perpetrated great evil. I ask God to give me just a drop of love like that for everyone.

    I bless all that your teams are doing. I salute their courage and love and am in awe of the way that they are Jesus to the least of these. The enemy may be strong there but God is infinitely stronger and He is moved by the prayers of His children. And He, is inside of you.

    You all have my love and support,

    Washington, D.C.

  4. Robin Hosler Posted on August 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Thanking God for ministry and every one involved! May it continue to grow and reach the helpless and suffering!!

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