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The Birth of a Borehole . . . Born Again

Please pray for peace among the Dinka, Nuer, and throughout South Sudan.

 

 

Nuer Man. Nuer and Dinka tribes both have decorative scarifications on their foreheads. The Nuer (normally) are recognised by parallel lines across the forehead.
Nuer Man. Nuer and Dinka tribes both have decorative scarifications on their foreheads. The Nuer (normally) are recognised by parallel lines across the forehead.

 

 

Prayer Update:

A word from Curt:   Pray!

Reports are that South Sudanese continue to cross the border into Uganda.  They are primarily Dinka and Nuer from Malakal and Bentui towns.  Please pray for them.

 

Watching the birth of this borehole in an Adjumani Camp was unforgettable.

The birth of a borehole   Nyumazi 1 Camp  Adjumani, Uganda

A Picture is worth a thousand words.

And a story to go along with it is worth ten thousand more.

I wish you could have been with us recently to see water pouring forth from this new borehole.

And the best part was watching the faces of the residents as they saw their new well in action.

Boreholes prevent use of water that causes many diseases.
Boreholes prevent use of water that causes many diseases.

If there’s anything I’ve learned about what we call “Up Country” (northern Uganda and South Sudan) it’s the importance and priority of having clean water.

We’ve visited refugee camps that have little or no clean water.   This means dipping water from muddy and unclean sources as well as carrying heavy water cans for several kilometres.

Our Chadan team is working with Baptist Global Resource to help camps get water.  Learn more at www.gobgr.org

"You can live without love but you can't live without water."  -Sudan Proverb
“You can live without love but you can’t live without water.” -Sudan Proverb

And that’s not even the best part.  Local pastors are going into these same camps and sharing the Gospel.

And the Gospel is the Good News that Jesus, who called himself “The Living Water” wants to give them new life.

Africans call it “Being Born Again” and that’s a correct term (John 3:3) for when a person turns away from their sin and turns completely to Jesus.

You’re invited to help with clean water (boreholes) and Living Water (praying for our pastors or a camp.)

You can be part of the birth of more boreholes and seeing folks having the “New Birth” Jesus talked about.

We’d love to hear from you.  Better yet, we’d like to link you up.

Coy Webb and Camp Leader Abe
Coy Webb and Camp Leader Abe

 

Like our friend Coy you may be able to come up and join hands.

But you can join in right from where you are.

You can pray.

You can give.

You can send others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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