Category Archives: Relief & Shelter

News and updates for relief eforts and shelter projects.

Dignity Kit Update

Dignity Kit Update

The PPF team recently distributed several hundred more personal hygiene “dignity kits” to a high school in the war-torn Nuba mountains of Sudan. The young women recipients were all smiles and giggles as they received a kit that will provide them with years of comfort, protection, and dignity. Thank you for your continued support of […]

A Bittersweet Victory

A Bittersweet Victory

In the distance, we could hear the pounding of artillery and the short, three-round bursts from AK-47s. We asked some passing soldiers what was going on, and they said a great battle was taking place in Karkarai, a large community in Sudan’s Nuba mountains. Through the help of a guide, we skirted around the fighting and […]

She spent her life crawling in the dirt, then…

She spent her life crawling in the dirt, then…

You might have seen this picture before: a PPF relief truck slogging through the mud headed north to the Nuba mountains. On the back of the truck are strapped two hand-powered tricycles for paralyzed victims of polio. Recently, we were able to meet one of the recipients of a PPF tricycle. We were sitting in […]

More Dignity for Women!

More Dignity for Women!

We have been blessed with an outpouring of support for PPF’s new Dignity Drive for women. This effort, to provide our sisters living in war zones with access to safe, reusable feminine hygiene solutions, has been well received. Each kit provides a woman with a soft, hygienic solution for up to three years! On behalf […]

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 […]

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, […]