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South Sudan 


South Sudanese women in line

Photo by Hannah McNeish, IRIN

The Africa Office of World Mission is asking for prayer for the current crisis in South Sudan.

South Sudan nationals continue to suffer the effects of conflict, and following this week’s attempted coup and military action, thousands of civilians are seeking refuge, and the border has been closed.  The BBC reports that the hospital in Juba can no longer cope with the number of injured people being brought in.

Read the Call to Prayer

Presbyterian World Mission staff members are in contact with the six mission co-workers currently serving in South Sudan.  All the mission personnel are safe.  Please pray for the mission co-workers, our South Sudanese church and ecumenical partners, and all South Sudanese people.  Learn more on the World Mission page for South Sudan.

PDA Response in South Sudan

Sudanese woman

Photo by Hannah McNeish, IRIN

PDA has been working in partnership to support those in South Sudan who were displaced during years of war, those suffering the effects of ongoing violence, and those who have been returning home to seek peace.  In light of the current situation, PDA is in contact with our partners from Presbyterian Relief and Development Agency (PRDA), who are safe and eager to continue their ongoing projects supporting and strengthening communities exposed to conflict in South Sudan.

This year through PRDA, PDA has supported a community based agriculture, water/sanitation, and food security program in Uror County.  A recent grant installment will continue to support our partner in their work to provide water, food, seeds and tools, shelter, community health training, and other necessities for those in Jonglei State who are displaced due to conflict.

As part of this ongoing response, a 6 minute flash video has been prepared to share how Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is responding in partnership to assist the people of South Sudan. Watch “Responding in South Sudan.”

How you can help

You can stand in the GAP for the people of South Sudan and help the church with this response.

Give.  Share your financial blessings by designating gifts to DR000042-South Sudan.  Individuals may give through your local Presbyterian congregation, online, or by mailing a check to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) P.O. Box 643700 Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700. 

Act.  Like us on facebook (PDAcares) and share updates with your congregation and others.

Pray.  Please pray for the mission co-workers, our South Sudanese church and ecumenical partners, and the people of South Sudan, that they will be strengthened, have their needs met, and be reminded of the enduring hope that is found in Christ.

 

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PHP Advisory Committee

March 30 - April 1, 2014

Presbyterian Hunger Program Advisory Committee meets March 30 - April 1, 2014, in New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Advisory Committee and Self-Development of People Steering Committee.

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March 30 - April 1, 2014

In a One Great Hour of Sharing Joint Meeting, The PDA Advisory Committee will meet in conjunction with PHP Advisory Committee and the SDOP Steering Committee March 30 – April 1 at the Omni Royal Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. Discussions will include the work and vision of each department, long term Presbyterian involvement, issues and generative thinking.  A mission site tour will be made, followed individual committee meetings, and PHP will visit grant partner, Latino Farmer’s Cooperative of Louisiana.

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