The Rainy Season

Things are going well in South Sudan!  I am now living in Ariath and in the process of building a permanent home.  Ariath is a small community about an hour drive northeast of Aweil.  There are no missionaries or NGO's currently working in the community.  Dinka literacy is underway and the women in the church are learning to read and write their mother tongue.  It is most rewarding watching them learn!  They are so excited to soon be able to read their bibles! The women are also involved in weekly bible teaching and are growing in their knowledge of the Word of God.  I am still having daily language lessons as I struggle to learn and communicate in the heart language of the people.  It is the rainy season and everything is green as trees are in full bloom and crops are growing everywhere.

Please pray for wisdom and grace as I teach the women.  Pray for the men working for me in various capacities.  Pray for favor with the community and church leaders.  Pray for the women to be diligent in their studies and faithful to attend bible teaching. 

Thank you for partnering with me in reaching the Dinka of Aweil with the Gospel!  To God be the glory!

For His Name's Sake,

Shannon