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NEWS – February 2011

“Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves to the work of Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58).

Medical runs

The twins of Chief William received medicine, which I helped administer for slight pneumonia.

This is a ministry that has evolved as many people have come to us when they have been in an accident or are seriously ill. We have seen this as an amazing opportunity to show the Lopit people that there is another way other than going to their traditional witch doctor. We have developed a system with the men leaders of our village where Taban is responsible for keeping records of those that need serious medical attention. He brings these records to us and then we manage about 2-3 medical runs to the clinic that runs near our other DIGUNA base about a 30-minute drive away in dry season. In emergency cases we take the patients immediately. I am very grateful to Clayton who has embraced this as very much part of his ministry. Here are just a few cases where people’s lives have been changed or improved.

Ambros our watchman had successful eye surgery from a visiting eye doctor and can see much more clearly now.

Little Martin Adongi had his head seriously cut open and with the help of our doctor and clinical officer Victor he improved.

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Current building projects



It is now dry season and it is the best time to build. Therefore we have taken the opportunity to build Mark’s house on our compound. He is currently helping us shepherd young boys and girls in our Ohilang African Inland Church. He is doing a great job in pastoring the people coming to church. We are building his house out of stone from the area, cement, sand and a bamboo and palm leaf roof. We are utilizing the existing local builders in the area.

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At the same time we have also joined the community in helping them build their primary school. It is starting with two classrooms. You can see from their previous classroom that they really do need better facilities especially for when the rainy season comes. The community made the bricks, bring the water and put money together to pay towards a DIGUNA truck and helped collect sand. Up to now we have contributed cement.

News hour

This last month we were able to have a better internet system installed thanks to the contribution of one of my supporters. We now have monthly costs that I will need to raise support for but it has truly helped us in the effectiveness of our ministry as well as being able to connect to family and friends more regularly. Clayton has used this opportunity to research current news events and we now have news time in the morning three times a week. We have a growing number of people joining this time. Clayton also shows them where the news is happening on a world map. The disciples that spend time with us daily enjoy this time and are learning a lot!

Malaria!


Last year I had a good year without being sick that much with malaria. The start of this year I really battled with malaria. I had tried various treatments but in the end had to use quinine after they found malaria in my blood after tests in Lokichoggio (the border between Kenya and Sudan). I had a lot of prayer during this time and am grateful for the prayers and have fully recovered. However I am going for further tests in South Africa.

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“TORIANA” Book launches in South Africa

I was inspired to write this book that it might encourage others in their walk with Jesus and at the same time use it as a creative means to raise support for the new project we have started in South Sudan. It has been incredible how God has blessed this idea. The books sales of the English book from Germany continue to do well and I hope people are being blessed by it. There has been an increasing demand for it in South Africa. God provided funds and printing through my dad and now the book can be made available to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and other countries that cannot get it from Germany. There will be two book launches from Scripture Union bookstores, where I will share about the book and refreshments will be available.

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Joburg: Wednesday 22nd February 10:00 – 14:00
Cape Town: Wednesday: 7th March 10:00 – 14:30

The books will also be sold through Carol Profitt at my church, Meadowridge Baptist Church.

A GIFT from the Lord!


Last year I was asked if I needed another car to help with our ministry and project but I did not have enough funds for another car. The leadership in DIGUNA met together with Horst Kommerau who started investigating and looking for another car that would help us in the ministry and our growing team. Horst has shared with me that it has been an incredible journey for him starting from the family that sold the car to DIGUNA to various companies in Germany that gave brand new parts for the car at a discount price or for free! The miracles continued for us as Daniel from our team went to pick the car up from the Kenyan port and they gave it to him with no costs for bringing it into Kenya! Praise the Lord!This car will greatly help us in the ministry especially with a growing team and preparing for the TIMO team starting in 2013.

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