ICCM has supported strategic ministries in South Sudan for many years. This is a very troubled nation, with its population of 11 million experiencing years of civil war and widespread violence since gaining independence in 2011. Though peace currently prevails, the majority of South Sudan’s people struggle with insecurity and extreme poverty. The population has a vibrant Christian faith, and the churches of South Sudan are confident of a better future, thanks to the help & encouragement from brothers & sisters around the world.
ICCM’s involvement in South Sudan has focused on Abyei, an area on the northern border with Sudan which experiences recurring waves of violence. One of the main cities is Agok, which is the base of our ministry partner Episcopal Church of South Sudan (ECSS) – Diocese of Abyei. Over the years, ICCM has helped these brothers & sisters provide for hundreds of destitute orphans who shelter in the main church compound. ICCM shares these churches’ vision for serving their people in the name of Christ, and we see support for their efforts as a worthy Kingdom investment.
Over coming months, ICCM will prayerfully seek to resume support for ECSS and their ministry to orphans from the armed conflict. We invite friends with a burden for South Sudan to participate.
How can I help?
To begin with (and most important), we encourage you to pray for God’s blessing on ICCM’s ministries in South Sudan. And you can provide help and hope to the people of South Sudan through one-time gifts or regular automatic giving. For more information about ICCM’s South Sudan project and how you can participate, please contact us.