Over the past several months, the Covenant Church of South Sudan (ECCSS) has been responding to the unspeakable mass killings and violence that broke out in the young nation’s capital on December 15, 2013. It has cost the lives of 2.5 million people and displaced more than 4 million. These numbers are daunting, and mostly I have difficulty wrapping my mind around the destruction that has occurred. The ECCSS has been working tirelessly to meet the needs of those who are fleeing the violence. They are stuck, many havelost entire families and with each day grow more hungry. There are about 16,000 people still living as IDPs along the border of South Sudan. The ECCSS in partnership with other faith based organizations are working to meet those needs most immediate to children, the elderly, and mothers.
Pray: for peace, for hope, for relief that continues to reach those who desperately need it, for separated families, and for resolution.