Thursday, 08 August 2013
“We have reached here with the help of God. We shall live well with God’s help in our land.”A Christian woman returned to South Sudan by Barnabas Fund
|Many Christian children are still living in makeshift camps around Khartoum|
Thanks to incredibly generous donations from our supporters, we are once again extending our Exodus mission; preparations are underway to rescue a further 3,400 Christians from Sudan. But we still need to raise £76,000 to cover a shortfall in the additional cost.
Since the launch of this major operation around a year ago, we have airlifted or bussed nearly 5,000 vulnerable Christians to South Sudan, where they are beginning a new life free from the oppression and hostility they have endured for years in the overwhelmingly Muslim North. We have been prioritising the most needy women, around two-thirds of whom are widows, and children.
Now our partners in Sudan, Africa Inland Church – Sudan (AIC – S), are mobilising for the mass transportation of another 3,400 people. These stranded Christians have been staying in primitive tented camps on the outskirts of Khartoum for years. Their plight is worsening as the rainy season creates bog-like conditions; the mud is reportedly waist-high in places.