“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings…” (Malachi 4:2a)
The end of 2019 and into the first quarter of 2020 has been a very busy time for Persecution Project’s team in Sudan.
A prolonged rainy season crippled road transportation to the war-torn Nuba mountains region, resulting in several waves of air charters being scheduled to ensure the delivery of your “active compassion.”
Tons of medicine, refugee relief supplies, Bibles, Dignity Kits for women, building supplies for the new hospital, emergency food and shelter tarps for the displaced, and a variety of other life-saving aid descended from the sky in Yida and made its way by truck to our brothers and sisters waiting in the Nuba with out-stretched arms— arms raised out of thanksgiving and praise, not despair.
The Son of Righteousness indeed sent healing in His wings to Sudan. Those wings may have been attached to antiquated Soviet-era aircraft flown by Eastern European bush-pilots, but they were welcomed wings none-the-less.
We have to pause and laugh sometimes at the “foolishness of God” that confounds the wise. Persecution Project’s work grows out of a sincere desire to respond to the needs of the persecuted Church in Sudan. We do not always choose our ministry programs based on our “core competencies.”
When we began our work, none of us were safe water experts, or logisticians, or medical professionals. We had to adapt and learn on the fly. We had to make mistakes and judgement errors. We had to fall seven times and get back up again.
And somehow, ministry happened. Lives were blessed. Bellies were filled. Diseases were cured. Souls were nourished. People were encouraged.
God loves to work through the weak and the lowly. He loves to take a little organization
headquartered in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and use it to serve a persecuted church community nearly 7,000 miles away!
We hope the pictures of our recent airlift outreaches bless and encourage you, as you continue to serve your brothers and sisters in Africa! None of this would be possible without God working through your prayers and giving.