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The Special Ops of Missions

The Special Ops of Missions

Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, one of PPF’s major ministry partners asked if he could join us on a mission to the Nuba mountains. He also asked if he could bring his son, Wes, along. We asked Wes to send us his impressions about his experience. It’s encouraging to see young people like him on fire […]

A “Ministry of Mud”

A “Ministry of Mud”

A pastor once described his job as putting on gum boots and wading through the muck of people’s lives. He didn’t mean it in a condescending way, just as an honest appraisal of the human condition. All of us come with baggage. Some of it’s personal. And some of it’s dumped on us by other […]

Quieting the Storm

Quieting the Storm

By Ed Lyons In Mark 4, we find the disciples fearing for their lives as a storm buffets their tiny boat. Although the boat was filling with water, Jesus is asleep in the stern. His disciples awaken and challenge Him: “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Of course, Jesus cared. The Scriptures […]

Settling in for the Storm

Settling in for the Storm

The long rains have begun in Sudan’s Nuba mountains. For the next few months, the Nuba people will be cut off from almost all outside help. The few “open roads” into this embattled area are now swamps, prohibiting all but the most robust vehicles from getting through. This means that regular food, medicine and other […]

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