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Evangelism Trip – Rumbek, Cueibet, Abirieu, Yardong, Agangrial, Morokech, Bahr-Gel, Malou, Sudan

In November, 2003 Bishop Elias Taban, his wife Rev. Anngrace, and their 20 person evangelism team traveled north to Rumbek, Cueibet, Abirieu, Yardong, Agangrial, Morokech, Bahr-Gel, and Malou, Sudan. Pastor Manoah Alimasi Modi, who was the team leader, went early with nineteen team members who left Yei, Sudan by truck on November 17 and returned on December 1. Bishop Taban and Anngrace left Yei on November 20 using a Mission Aviation Fellowship airplane and returned to Yei on November 27.

Bishop Taban and Anngrace stayed in Rumbek and performed mainly discipleship training with some evangelism. He worked through the new Presbyterian church that was planted during our last trip to Rumbek in March 2003. Mr. Moses Ater is pastor of this new Presbyterian church in Rumbek. Bishop Taban left a radio communication system with Pastor Ater, so it would be easier to communicate with Bishop Taban about the needs of the many new churches and believers in the Rumbek area. In Rumbek the County Secretary of Aweil West District was saved. He invited Bishop Taban to bring the gospel to his district. His district was one of the main targets of slave raids during the war. He showed Bishop Taban a list of 25,000 names of people who were taken as slaves by northern Muslims.

During this trip, people from other villages were continuously asking our evangelism team to come to their villages. Matthew 9:37 says, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest; therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Pray with us that we will eventually get to take the gospel to all of those villages.

The results of what God did through the evangelism team are listed below:

Town Indicated Decisions for Christ New Churches Planted
Abirieu 7,100 1
Cueibet 2,400 1
Yardong 1,600 1
Bahr-Gel 1,010 1
Malou 940 1
Agangrial 870 1
Rumbek 740 0
Morokech 635 1
TOTAL 15,295 7

Approximately 70% of the new believers had been animists, and 10% had been Muslims. The JESUS Film was shown in the Dinka language to the Dinka tribe. God showed his power to the villagers in that many people were healed of various illnesses.

Because very few bibles exist among believers in these areas, the team distributed 250 copies of the Dinka Bible to pastors, evangelists, and church lay leaders in each of the following denominations: African Inland Church, Episcopal Church of Sudan, Gospel Apostolic Church, and Evangelical Presbyterian Church. A total of 1,000 bibles were distributed. Follow-up of the new believers will be handled by the new Presbyterian churches, and the three denominations listed above.

We wish to thank Diguna based in Arua, Uganda for loaning us their truck and driver for the entire trip. Listed below are the expenditures for this trip.

First Aid $30
Donation to the Presbyterian Church’s Women’s Group $200
Fuel for the Truck $300
Solar Equipment for the Radio System for the Rumbek Presbyterian church $350
MAF Flight Costs $600
Pay for the Evangelists (20 x $30) $600
Food and accommodations for Evangelists $1,750
1,000 Bibles in the Dinka Language $5,000
TOTAL $8,830

Photos from this trip:

Photo - Newly saved people
Newly saved from the previous night's showing
return for further instruction

Photo - Newly saved are registered
Those saved from the previous night's showing
of the JESUS Film return to be registered.

Photo - Dinka dance for Jesus
Dinka dance for Jesus in the
Rumbek Presbyterian Church.

Photo - Mr. Simon, the County Secretary of Awiel West
Mr. Simon, the County Secretary
of Awiel West

Photo - JESUS Film screen in Morokech
JESUS Film screen in Morokech

Photo - Villagers walk to a show in Yardong
Villagers walk to a show in Yardong.

Photo - Crowd gathers for a showing in Rumbek
A crowd gathers for a showing in Rumbek.

Photo - Bishop Taban and Anngrace stayed at the Kony Rot Guest House
Bishop Taban and Anngrace stayed
at the Kony Rot Guest House

Photo - The Malou team organizes a crowd for a film showing
The Malou team organizes a
crowd for a film showing.

Photo - Pastor Manoah shares Jesus in Rumbek
Pastor Manoah shares Jesus in Rumbek

Photo - JESUS Film screen in Agangrial
JESUS Film screen in Agangrial

Photo - JESUS Film screen in Cueibet
JESUS Film screen in Cueibet

Photo - JESUS Film screen in Abirieu
JESUS Film screen in Abirieu

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