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Ministry Reports and updates

Crackdown on Christians Intensifies in Sudan

Crackdown on Christians Intensifies in Sudan

[Editor’s note: Our friends at NubaReports.org recently published a very informative story about the rise of Christian persecution in Sudan. News such as this should not surprise us, but it should motivate us to continue engaging in “Active Compassion” for our brothers and sisters.] — NubaReports.org Just a week before Christmas, security forces arrested Reverend Kowa Shamaal […]

34 Come to JLTC to be Baptized

34 Come to JLTC to be Baptized

Over the Christmas holidays, we received the encouraging news that the local Africa Inland Church in Lohutuk, South Sudan, brought 34 recent converts to the Jebel Lopit Training Center to be baptized. As reported earlier, PPF recently sponsored the translation of the Gospel of Luke into the Lopit tongue — with more scripture on the […]

Why can’t God speak our language?

Why can’t God speak our language?

By Brad Phillips One of the things that I have often taken for granted is the availability of God’s word in my own language. I have a massive personal library of books that I have collected through the years, and with the internet, I have access to a seemingly infinite number of more books electronically. […]

The Jebel Lopit Training Center Continues to Grow!

The Jebel Lopit Training Center Continues to Grow!

A Good Kind of Tired…

A Good Kind of Tired…

By Matt Chancey I’ve recently started CrossFit Training. And let me tell you, there are few better ways to feel your age! Ouch! The first few days, I was waddling like a duck everywhere. I was so sore! But I keep going back. Why? Because at the end of each session, I feel great. I […]

Game-Changers: Training the Trainers

Game-Changers: Training the Trainers

It’s wonderful when you get to realize dreams you’ve had for years. All the planning, all the work finally comes together and you reach your goal. That’s how we’re feeling at PPF. We recently completed our first full-blown teaching conference at the Jebel Lopit Training Center in Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan. The conference featured […]

Err on the Side of Action

Err on the Side of Action

When people confront great challenges or needs, they’re often intimidated into silence or inaction. They justify this reaction by all sorts of good reasons: “What can I do?” “How much of an impact can I really make?” “Do I have all the information I need?” “Surely someone else better qualified should deal with this.” “I’ve […]

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 […]

Amnesty International Accuses Sudan of War Crimes

Amnesty International Accuses Sudan of War Crimes

Amnesty International has accused Sudan’s army of committing war crimes by bombing and shelling civilians in its South Kordofan region. More than 374 bombs, including cluster bombs, were dropped in 67 locations between January and April, killing at least 35 people, the human rights group said. To read the full article, click here.