Category Archives: Serving Areas

Help for the Nuba

Help for the Nuba

Since June 2011, the Nuba people who inhabit the mountainous region of Southern Kordofan, Sudan, have been under seige. It’s not a civil war between opposing tribes, nor is it merely a “power struggle” between rival factions battling for supremacy. It’s a terror campaign against an indigenous African Nuba population who have lived in the hills [...]

The Two Sudans: The Problems are Linked

The Two Sudans: The Problems are Linked

[Editor's Note: David Phillips and Ahmed Adam have written a good summary on the present crisis in the two Sudans and how the problems are linked. Moreover, Phillips and Adam point out how Sudan's president, Omar al Bashir, is taking full advantage of the world's distraction with the crisis in South Sudan in order to intensify [...]

PPF Outreach to South Sudan Refugees

PPF Outreach to South Sudan Refugees

PPF recently partnered with Pastor Klero Onuha of Christian Vision for Development to assist thousands of IDPs (internally displaced persons) living in the South Sudan capital of Juba. The IDPs were provided flour, cooking oil, other food items and Bibles.      

2013: A Year of Surpassing Expectations

2013: A Year of Surpassing Expectations

As 2013 came to a close, it ended one of the most active and successful years of ministry to date. We are grateful for all that God has allowed us to do — surpassing all of our expectations. Throughout the year, we’ve updated you on various projects — including our outreaches to the embattled people [...]

Not Despising the Youth

Not Despising the Youth

By Ed Lyons “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” (1Timothy 4:12) I have often heard young people in church described as “the future” of the congregation. I think we make a mistake if we don’t see them [...]

2013 Walk for Water

2013 Walk for Water

By Carol & Lew Hudgins On October 20th, our third WALK FOR WATER was held at Olustee Park in front of the Columbia County Courthouse and the beautiful Lake DeSoto, with its perfect walking trail. We had a wonderful turnout from various denominations across Suwannee and Columbia counties in N Central Florida. Youth groups, seniors, [...]

Building at Jebel Lopit Training Center Continues!

Building at Jebel Lopit Training Center Continues!

PPF’s Jebel Lopit Training Center continues to grow with the addition of a new accommodation currently under construction. This new building will support long-term teachers and/or support staff working at the JLTC and the Lohutuk community of Eastern Equatoria State in South Sudan. Our thanks goes out to all PPF supporters and contributors whose generous [...]

A Summer of Service

A Summer of Service

Whew! What a summer! We have so much to report, but we will try to condense everything into the highlights. Water for Life As reported in our August Africa Messenger, PPF was able to complete a cross-border mission in the Nuba Mountains to repair broken water wells. PPF President Brad Phillips had received distress messages [...]

Bringing Forth Water from a Boat

Bringing Forth Water from a Boat

From the Mailbox From Tony C. “I recently went to see one of my favorite authors, Henry Blackaby (Experiencing God). He and his son delivered a challenging message about simple math being the fine-tuning to a Christian life. It was about subtraction and addition. They said we all need to subtract or add something to [...]

Building a Nation – one heart at a time!

Building a Nation – one heart at a time!

July marked South Sudan’s second anniversary as an independent country. The new nation has faced Herculean challenges over the last two years, from internal security problems to financial scandals. Everyone knew the transition from a war-time, aid-based economy to a peacetime, capitalist system would be difficult. The last two years have not disappointed on that [...]