A Prayer for South Sudan…
It was one year ago that the fighting broke out in South Sudan. It’s hard to believe that a year has passed and I am in Nigeria and South Sudan is still in a state of war and conflict. I was quite naive when I left South Sudan on a charter U.S. flight destined for Nairobi, Kenya. I just assumed that after my Christmas vacation, I would be returning to South Sudan. 365 days later, I am now in Nigeria and never made it back to South Sudan.
But the sadness and sympathy should not be addressed to me but to the people of South Sudan who continue to suffer during this conflict. I have prayed every single day for leaders in South Sudan who put people first and not their positions. Sadly, 365 days later, there are still people living in UN camps, tens of thousands of people have died from the conflict (or a related issue) and the country is no closer to peace then it was on the night of December 17th.
I am providing a link to an article written by James Copnall about the South Sudan crisis… http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30447094 it’s a great read for background on the issue and potential for peace.
Please pray for mature hearts for the leaders of South Sudan, to lead and govern well by resolving the current conflict. Pray for the people of South Sudan. Pray for God to comfort his people who are suffering in South Sudan. Please pray for the workers that are toiling in this difficult environment. Pray for a quick resolve to this horrific crisis.
1 John 5:14 ” This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”