Category Archives: Transportation & Logistics

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 [...]

Logistics is Ministry! For Lack of a Nail…

Logistics is Ministry! For Lack of a Nail…

For lack of a nail the horse lost his shoe. For lack of a shoe the horse was lost. For lack of a horse the rider was lost. For lack of a rider the message was lost. For lack of a message the battle was lost. Much of ministry work in remote areas of Africa [...]

Thank You!

Thank You!

After sending out an emergency appeal for $25,000 to help PPF receive a large medical consignment valued at $2.2 MILLION, you gave– and gave generously. After only a couple of weeks, PPF raised $28,581.34. Praise the Lord! And it gets better. While awaiting the arrival of the shipment in question, one of our partners, Voice [...]

Giving with Wisdom

Giving with Wisdom

Poverty is Africa’s biggest industry. Every year, $ billions flood into Africa in the form of government and privately funded charity. Hundreds of thousands of short-term missionaries, doctors, educators, and aid workers fly in to do what they can for some of the poorest people in the world. The Bible says much about the poor, [...]

Into the Void: Part I

Into the Void: Part I

Void: An empty space. What I just witnessed never happened. You won’t read about it anywhere in the news. No one is talking about it. Yet I just returned from seeing the biggest humanitarian crisis going on in Africa today… and most of the world is doing nothing about it. Several weeks ago, I wrote [...]

A Year-End Appeal

A Year-End Appeal

By Brad Phillips As I write these lines from Nairobi, Kenya, I am envisioning what things must look like back home in the States. Doubtlessly, small towns are putting out Christmas decorations. People are taking down the lighted reindeer lawn ornaments from their attics. Retailers are pulling out all the stops to lure consumers in [...]

Rain, Rain, Go Away…

Rain, Rain, Go Away…

From about May to early December, Southern Sudan has its rainy season. And sometimes when it rains, it just keeps raining. After weeks and weeks of soaking rain, the ground is saturated and the land becomes just one big mud bog. The sticky mud, called black cotton, will suck one’s shoes right off his feet. [...]

Serving God in the Best of Times & the Worst of Times

Serving God in the Best of Times & the Worst of Times

By Brad Phillips, President PPF Dear Friend of the Persecuted, I have something very important to share with you. I feel like I’m living in Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities because right now, it’s “the best of times and the worst of times.” It is the “worst of times” because despite the assurances from several [...]

A Close Call

A Close Call

Working in Southern Sudan is not easy. God has blessed PPF with so much success through the years that it’s easy to forget that it doesn’t take much for things to quickly go very, very wrong. We were reminded of this in early April when we received a distressing e-mail from Nashon M., our agent [...]

"Mercy" Arrives in Southern Sudan

"Mercy" Arrives in Southern Sudan

During PPF’s Christmas outreaches, a team traveled south of Southern Darfur to the river town of Nyamlel, to visit an orphanage supported by PPF ministry partner African Leadership. While in Nyamlel, our vehicle suffered a puncture in one of the tires (a normal occurrence). After putting on a spare, which looked like it was about to join its predecessor, the driver recommended we drive to his office in Aweil to pick up a better spare. This would take us two hours out of our way, but we didn’t want to risk sleeping with hyenas in the desolate bush between us and our base camp in Jaac.