Friday, February 7, 2014

Johann & Louise Vanderbijl
~ Touching The Whole Person – Body And Soul ~

-  Vision with action can change the world –

January 2014

Since the war broke out in South Sudan on December 15th, over 100,000 people crossed over the border into the Gambela People's Region with little more than what they could carry.  Add to these numbers the continuing flow of refugees from the war-torn area of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in the Sudan.  The refugee camps are now so large that the government of Ethiopia has had to open a new one.  The majority of the residents in these camps are between the ages of 12 and 17 years old...many of them are orphans.  

These people tell harrowing stories of torture, rape, butchery, the loss of loved ones, and of the anguish of not knowing whether family members are alive or dead.  As you can imagine, this turn of events has placed a sense of urgency on our hearts.  In a recent letter to a mutual friend, Bishop Grant LeMarquand stated that his greatest need right now is to get Louise and me on the ground in Ethiopia.  

However, as of this past January, we are now only at 18% of our monthly budget total.  

We are therefore making a direct appeal to you to prayerfully consider becoming a regular monthly partner with us in our ministry in Gambela.  Believe us, any amount would be gratefully received...$5 a month or even less...every penny adds up in the end and, as we know, our Lord is well able to multiply our limited resources.  

Also, if you know of anyone else who may be willing to partner with us, please introduce us.  

Would you please pray about this request?

If the Lord lays it on your heart to become a full time partner with us, please go to our SAMS web page and click on Give to Johann and Louise Vanderbijl - OR follow the directions found in the attached from.

Many blessings.

Johann and Louise

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