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Be Strong and Courageous

Be Strong and Courageous

By Matt Chancey “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”¬†Deuteronomy 31:6 June marked the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the current war in Sudan’s Nuba mountains. And July marks […]

“Suffering Children” vs. Children Suffering

“Suffering Children” vs. Children Suffering

By Brad Phillips In the April¬†Africa Messenger, one of our directors, Matt Chancey, wrote about the importance of children not only to our ministry, but to the Church as a whole. He admitted that our work in Africa among marginalized communities had changed his perspective of where children fit into the social and religious equation. […]

Water in a War Zone

Water in a War Zone

PPF’s Well Repair Project in the Nuba Mountains In June, 2011, the jihadist government in Sudan launched a war of genocide in the Nuba mountains of Sudan, which is home to that country’s largest Christian community. The government closed the airspace and issued an order for all foreign humanitarian organizations to leave. That’s when PPF […]

The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven

The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven

By Matt Chancey In Africa, children are everywhere. Whether in the big cities or in the middle of nowhere, children always outnumber adults. Lots of young people mean lots of future consumers needing mobile phones, clothing, food and other consumables. So popular Western brands are pouring into the developing world to go after these new […]

Partners in “Crime”

Partners in “Crime”

By Brad Phillips Southern Kordofan State, a.k.a. “the Nuba mountains,” has been described in the historic 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) as one of “three contested areas” in Sudan – the others being Abyei and Blue Nile State. For decades, the residents of the “three areas” have been isolated and marginalized by Khartoum. There are […]

“Criminals” According to the Government of Sudan

“Criminals” According to the Government of Sudan

A Rock for “Little Omar”

A Rock for “Little Omar”

Little Omar is a 3-year-old boy who lives in a cave in the Nuba mountains. A few days ago, an Antonov bomber visited his community, and now, Omar has no mother. Omar is from the Kwaliib community. The Kwaliib are one of 50 indigenous Nuba tribes, but they are exceptional for many reasons. For instance, […]

As They Lay Sleeping

As They Lay Sleeping

Um Serdiba is a Nuba community within shelling range of Sudan Armed Forces’ (SAF) artillery in the nearby garrison city of Kadugli. But Um Serdiba is not a military target. It is the home of several thousand Nuba IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons). Last week, SAF artillery shells killed three Nuba children as they lay sleeping […]

Loving Our Enemies

Loving Our Enemies

By Brad Phillips “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecuted you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For He makes His sun rise on the […]

Standing firm in the Nuba Mountains…

Standing firm in the Nuba Mountains…