Category Archives: Medical Services

Updates on our medication, treatment and prevention projects.

Another Summer of Service

Another Summer of Service

As the summer months wind down, PPF has concluded the most successful (and varied) season in our history. Multiple communities were served in South Sudan and in the Nuba Mountains. In the month of June alone, we conducted seven emergency relief flights, transporting tons of medicine, Bibles, NFIs (non-food items like blankets and mosquito nets). [...]

More Emergency Medical Flights

More Emergency Medical Flights

Your giving continues to make a difference! In June, PPF conducted more emergency medical relief flights, including one to the hard-hit county of Panyagor in Jonglei State. There are more than 30,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Panyagor. PPF flew in vital medicines to serve the 15 medical care facilities in the county. Thank you [...]

The Ghost Town of Abyei

The Ghost Town of Abyei

On May 11, 2011, Abyei town, the historic capital of the nine Dinga Ngok chiefdoms in Southern Kordofan, was ransacked by Sudan Armed Forces aided by Janjaweed troops and Misseriya militias. The army brought in bulldozers and leveled the town. The local church was looted, desecrated and destroyed by soldiers. Every Bible, book, pew, pane [...]

Trapped Between Two Wars

Trapped Between Two Wars

Since June, 2011, the Nuba people in Southern Kordofan, Sudan, have endured a relentless campaign of ethnic cleansing and persecution from the NCP regime in Khartoum. Dictator Omar al Bashir’s call to “take out the garbage” — referring to Nuba residents — sparked a series of massacres of thousands of ethnic Nuba in the state [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Staring into Wonderland

Staring into Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland is a story familiar to most of us. Wonderland can be described as an upside-down world. Nothing seems to work the way it should. I sometimes believe that I am staring into Wonderland when I consider what is happening in Sudan. Here is what we know: Sudan is ruled by a radical [...]

Meet an Unsung Hero

Meet an Unsung Hero

By Brad Phillips Walking the corridors of Mother of Mercy Hospital was an incredibly humbling experience. At the height of the dry season, when respiratory and malaria cases are at their lowest, the hospital was still busy with more than 400 patients. It is the only hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, which is [...]