Category Archives: Serving Areas

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 […]

Profiles of the Persecuted – Pastor Ali

Profiles of the Persecuted – Pastor Ali

Pastor Ali’s father was an early Nuba convert in his community. He was led to Christ by an Anglican Bishop named Oliver Allison. When his fifth son was born, he named him after the Bishop, but Allison’s friends shortened the name to “Ali.” Ali was raised a Christian in a Muslim-dominated area in Southern Kordofan. […]

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 […]

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 […]