S. Sudan fighting continues in the far north of this nation. It has not subsided with international pressure as quickly as I expected or hoped. We're monitoring the situation closely. I wrote an analysis of the underlying problems last month. Events since that article, particularly a murderous attack upon scores of Anglican church women in Bor by the Nuer "White Army" supports that reading of events. I cannot believe that this and other attacks upon Anglican and Evangelical churches in Jonglei and Unity and Upper Nile (extreme north of S. Sudan) were not religiously, as well as tribally, motivated.
We still plan a ministry trip to the Torit (extreme S. Sudan, in Eastern Equatoria State) area July 12-26, 2014. There has been no violence there so far, and we trust it will stay that way. If necessary, we'll postpone the trip, but we're not postponing at this time. Here is more information.
Another excellent overseas ministry is a trip to the Chennai area of southeast India, August 16-28, 2014. Two couples are already on the team, and we welcome applications of teachers of men, women, youth and children. We've developed strong ties of friendship and trust with our Indian ministry partners. To date, two conferences are scheduled, back to back. Check the trip overview.
Since we've led seven teams to Uganda, and since this is our base of operations for S. Sudan (near Kampala, Uganda), we maintain our ministry ties with Ugandan co-workers. A multitude of diverse opportunities for ministry exist. This trip is planned for July 12-26, 2014, coinciding with the S. Sudan trip. Ministry opportunities are built around your gifting and skills. Just about any kind of Christian ministry is possible in Uganda. Our longtime ministry co-workers there can quickly and efficiently arrange opportunities.
The cost for all three trips is $2,300, plus overseas airfare, visa, outfitting and immunizations. Let us know of your interest!