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 Pen is Mightier Than the Sword

The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword

For more than three years, the Nuba Mountains of Sudan have been under daily attack and bombardment. Most schools have closed, creating a major gap in the learning of children. But one community decided to make basic education possible for their children, regardless of the danger. Community leaders approached PPF and asked if we would [...]

200!

200!

A couple of months ago, we reported that the PPF safe water team had repaired 175 broken wells in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan. Today, we can rejoice again in hearing the news that the 200 mark has been reached!  About 18 months ago, we began to repair broken well pumps, setting an initial goal [...]

The Dilemma of Freedom of Religion in Sudan

The Dilemma of Freedom of Religion in Sudan

Editor’s Note: The following is an excellent commentary on the issue of religious freedom (or the lack thereof) in Sudan. The tragic case of Meriam Ibrahim has shown a spotlight on the lamentable human rights record of the current regime in power. Most people don’t realize how diverse Sudan is and the rich heritage it has [...]

PPF Protests for Meriam!

PPF Protests for Meriam!

PPF joined several organizations demonstrating outside the White House and the Sudan Embassy in Washington D.C. to protest the imprisonment of Meriam Ibrahim and her two children near Khartoum. Meriam’s plight captured the world’s attention, as she was under sentence of death for “converting” to Christianity and marrying a Christian. Meriam’s husband is an American [...]

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 [...]

Nearly Sixty Bombs in Four Days

Nearly Sixty Bombs in Four Days

Over a period of four days last week, the Sudan Air Force dropped nearly 60 bombs on civilian targets in the Nuba Mountain community of Kauda. The bombs hit schools, livestock, clinics, and destroyed offices at the only NGO operating in the war zone, the Nuba Relief, Rehabilitation and Development Organization (NRRDO). Citizen journalists with [...]

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 [...]

A Tale of Two Births

A Tale of Two Births

On Monday, May 26th, PPF Director, Matt Chancey and his wife, Jennie, had the privilege of welcoming a new baby girl to their family. Jennie delivered the baby at home, surrounded by loved ones and competent medical personnel. It was an occasion for joy and grateful hearts. A few hours later, another baby girl was [...]