South Sudan (MNN) — Ten years after gaining independence, South Sudan cannot shake its chronic violence. Last month, the United Nations published a report describing ongoing atrocities, stating “vast swathes of South Sudan have witnessed a massive escalation in violence perpetrated by organized tribal militias exceeding the violent conflict of December 2013.”
“People are martyred for their faith; they’re being maimed physically, and they can’t even read about the very God they’re under fire for.”
Now, hope is on its way to South Sudan in the form of 50,000 Bibles and Christian books.
Mission Cry collects donated resources like these and ships them to believers around the world. A church in Kentucky and two former Marines partnered with Mission Cry to send this latest order on its way.
“It just blessed me to see somebody understand the importance of the Word of God and the need to give it to our brothers and sisters around the world,” Woolford says.
Aaron and Bobby, both wounded in Afghanistan, drove across several state lines to collect the final remaining order of donated Bibles for South Sudan.
“One Marine called [the other], and he said, ‘Brother, we got another mission. We’re going to go get these 1000 Bibles [and] drive them to Michigan so that they can get on a container and go to South Sudan’,” Woolford recalls.
Believers in South Sudan have a mission, too. No matter what the future holds, they’re committed to reaching their people for Christ. Pray the Bibles and Christian resources help them spread the Good News. Send your gently-used books to Mission Cry here.
“You can help people in South Sudan read about the one and only God,” Woolford notes.
Header image depicts armed villagers from the Dinka tribe in South Sudan. (Photo courtesy of Randy Fath/Unsplash)