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Evangelism Trip – Rokon, Sudan

In April, 2003 Bishop Taban and his 15 person evangelism team traveled 9 hours to Rokon, Sudan. The team left Yei, Sudan on Saturday, April 5 and returned on Saturday, April 12. The team immediately showed the JESUS Film when they reached Rokon on Saturday night, April 5, and 750 people were born again. On Sunday morning, Bishop Taban led a service under a tree for some of the newly born again from 8 am till 11 am. On Sunday night at the JESUS Film show in a smaller community 210 people were born again. During this evangelism trip a total of 6,020 people were born again as new believers in Jesus. The JESUS Film was shown in the Arabic language with some translation into Bari. Approximately 50% of the new believers had been animists, and 20% had been Muslims.

The evangelist’s presentation of the gospel was confirmed by 13 people who were healed of various illnesses. Two new Presbyterian churches will be planted in Rokon for some of the new believers. A large mixture of Bari speaking tribes were reached during this trip including Bari, Lokoya, Lulubo, Pojulu, Kakwa, Kuku and Mudari. Also, Rokon has many displaced people from other tribes who don’t speak Bari, so Arabic is the most commonly understood language across all these tribes.

Regarding follow-up, some of the new believers were handed over to the Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS), and some will join the two new Presbyterian churches. Two evangelists will be sent from Yei to plant these two new churches. The evangelism team distributed 100 Bibles in the Bari language and 50 Bibles in the Arabic language to born again believers who could read.

The breakdown of expenditures for this evangelism trip is as follows:

Fuel for the Truck $200
Food purchased to donate (4 goats) $100
Pay for the Evangelists (15 x $20) $300
Food and accommodations for Evangelists $400
100 Bibles in the Bari language and 50 Bibles in the Arabic language $750
TOTAL $1,750

Photos from this trip:

Photo - New church meets under a tree
A new Presbyterian church meets
under a tree in Rokon.

Photo - A time of prayer
A time of prayer

Photo - Meal time
Members of the Evangelism Team
and the host group line up for a meal

Photo - Bishop Taban prepares to preach
Bishop Taban is ready to preach
to the new church

Photo - Team members with musical instruments
Team members tune up their musical instruments

Photo - Sound system
Sound system and stage

Photo - Refreshment break
Time for a refreshment break

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