Category Archives: Relief & Shelter

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Standing firm in the Nuba Mountains…

Standing firm in the Nuba Mountains…

2014: Year-End Review

2014: Year-End Review

We believe that the best way to start 2015 is by thanking God for all He accomplished through your generosity in 2014. Last year was a record-breaker on many levels. But surpassing goals on paper is one thing. The most important goal is engaging in active compassion that impacts lives. And, again, thanks to you, […]

The Nuba Mountains’ Lost Boys

The Nuba Mountains’ Lost Boys

The RSF, as it is called, is nothing more than the dreaded “Janjaweed” militias (“Devils on Horseback”) re-branded by indicted war criminal Omar al Bashir. The RSF are mercenaries plucked from all over Sudan and even other North African states. They are a major source of terror for the civilian population, because they are given […]

Nuba Mountain Emergency Relief Distribution to the Elderly

Nuba Mountain Emergency Relief Distribution to the Elderly

War takes its heaviest toll on the very young and the very old. PPF recently conducted an emergency relief distribution to some elderly residents in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan. The people received some food and refugee action packs containing clothing, soap, cooking utensils, blankets, etc.

“Not Crawling Anymore”

“Not Crawling Anymore”

“I am a 35-year old Christian and still single. I came to (this refugee camp) with my brother on April 24th, 2012 after war broke out in the Nuba mountains. I am very excited (about this wheelchair bicycle), and I have no words to express myself. Thank you, God.” “God really has answered my prayers. […]

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). […]

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 […]