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Pray for South Sudan

South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. 12 million people reside here and the capital and largest city of Juba has a population of nearly half a million. The nation is covered mostly in tropical forest, swamps, and grassland and hosts the second-largest wildlife migration in the world.  

Kids Alive has been operating the Good Shepherd Home in Wau since 2007, where boys who had previously lived on the streets or came from abusive homes can live in safety. Here they can have their physical, emotional, education, and social needs met in a loving atmosphere that is permeated with the Gospel and hope for a better future. The ministry also provides teachers for boys in a local juvenile prison and infant formula for babies in the nearby UN camp, and we help with school fees for 162 community children.

Things to know about South Sudan:

  •          Over 60 indigenous languages are spoken in South Sudan
  •          More than 70% of the adult population is illiterate
  •          South Sudan maintains the highest female illiteracy rate in the world
  •          51% of the population lives on less than $1/day
  •          12,000 people die of HIV/AIDS every year, many of those leaving behind orphans
  •          Almost 50% of South Sudan residents have no access to safe drinking water.

How can I pray for Kids Alive South Sudan?

  1. Pray for lasting peace and rest for this war-torn nation
  2. Healing from the trauma caused by war and loss of families
  3. For the provision of more capacity-building funds to equip and upskill the staff so they can provide  quality, holistic care for the boys
  4. August 2019: There are currently 7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and nearly 2 million people on the brink of famine in South Sudan, where food insecurity is at its worst level in the past 8 years. Pray for aid to get where it should.

Posted on August 15th 2019

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