On July 17, a team of Open Doors co-workers and other partners set off from Juba to the Nuba Mountains to coordinate the delivery of relief aid consisting of food, mosquito nets and medicine allocated for the destitute families living there.
By the next day, however, the workers realized the difficulty of the mission. The heavy rains, almost impassable roads and continuous security risks made bringing support by truck nearly impossible. After five grueling days, the heavily-laden trucks finally arrived at the central distribution point. Praising the Lord for the dedicated brothers and sisters who made the trek, doctors at the clinics received much-needed supplies and families from five different denominations received assistance. A total of 19 medical kits (800 kg of medicine), 2000 mosquito nets and 10 tons of food were delivered to the impoverished communities.
The Nubian Church leaders were especially thankful and relieved for the support.
We are really grateful to you for the wonderful gifts you sent to us. All churches in the Nuba Mountains were really happy and appreciate what you have done and continue to do for us. Thank you again for supporting us and for all donors, especially Open Doors. Thank you for great cooperation and a quick reply to our desperate situation.
Open Doors is involved full-time in the area, working to find solutions to the widespread need in Nuba. As our work continues in the region, the Open Doors workers are requesting your prayers for the people in the Nuba Mountains. They expect to face more challenges in the months to come due to the continued political instability and accompanying food shortages.
Father, thank You for sending Your persistent and courageous servants from Open Doors and other organizations who brought aid directly to the people in the Nuba Mountains. We pray that You will continue to protect and sustain them as they are cut off from food sources in the current unrest. We pray for peace to come to this area, peace that begins with a restored relationship with You. May the gospel of Christ come in power to the warring countries of Sudan and South Sudan. In the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, Amen.