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Another Summer of Service

Another Summer of Service [caption id="attachment_432" align="alignright" width="199"] Relief aid delivered to Nuba refugees[/caption] As the summer months wind down, PPF has concluded the most successful (and varied) season in our history. Multiple communities were served in South Sudan and in the Nuba Mountains. [caption id="attachment_428" align="aligncenter" width="358"] Well pump repair team in the Nuba Mountains[/caption] In the month of June alone, we conducted seven emergency relief flights, transporting tons of medicine, Bibles, NFIs (non-food items like blankets and mosquito nets). Additionally, 25 broken wells have been repaired in the Nuba Mountains, bringing us to a total of 200! Considering each well is designed to serve 1,500 ...

175! This is amazing…

175! This is amazing… 175! Contaminated water is responsible for more than 80 percent of disease in Africa. That is a big motivation behind PPF's Safe Water Program. Water is life. [caption id="attachment_417" align="alignright" width="346"] PPF's Well Repair Team in the Nuba Mountains.[/caption] In 2013, we began an ambitious campaign to provide access to safe water for the people of the Nuba Mountains in northern Sudan. The area is home to Sudan's largest Christian community. It is also an active war-zone. Since 2011, all international NGOs have been officially expelled, leaving most of the infrastructure to crumble. Our initial goal was to repair 20-30 broken boreholes (wells) in order to assist ...

2013: A Year of Surpassing Expectations

2013: A Year of Surpassing Expectations As 2013 came to a close, it ended one of the most active and successful years of ministry to date. We are grateful for all that God has allowed us to do -- surpassing all of our expectations. Throughout the year, we've updated you on various projects -- including our outreaches to the embattled people of the Nuba Mountains. Safe Water In 2013, we were able to assist more than 150,000 Nuba people with lifesaving access to Safe Water by repairing 95 broken boreholes (wells). Our Nuba Safe Water team was redeployed in December with the goal to repair an additional 105 boreholes. ...

Jaac Bombed

Jaac Bombed By Brad Phillips I write these lines from Juba, the capital of South Sudan. I just completed a trip to the refugee community of Yida, which is located just south of the Nuba Mountains border. More than 60,000 Nuba have fled to Yida to escape the humanitarian crisis created by the bombing campaign of dictator Omar al-Bashir. When I arrived in Juba, I received the troubling news that Bashir had once again sent his bombers across the border in an unprovoked attack against South Sudan. I then confirmed that the communities bombed included Jaac - where PPF has worked since 2005. We have ...

100 Wells Campaign Progress Report

100 Wells Campaign Progress Report By Brad Phillips A couple of months ago, I began receiving several distress calls from my contacts along the Darfur border with South Sudan. It was the beginning of the rainy season. But the flooding from the rains was not the reason I was being called by my contacts. Rather, I was told of a flood of new refugees pouring into the community of Jaac and causing increased strain on our water wells. In fact, several pumps had already broken. The Jaac community is flooded with water and many new refugee families.   My biggest concern was that the rains had started early and ...

Community Water Reservoirs

Community Water Reservoirs In early 2012, PPF launched an initiative to increase the capacity of our existing wells by establishing Community Water Reservoirs consisting of water towers, submersible pumps and solar power. Starting from our JLTC base in Lohutuk, we installed our first solar powered water system in March of this year. Our desire is to introduce this more sustainable system to refugee communities in Jaac and other locations like Yida near the north/south boundary. The development of Community Water Reservoirs sustained by solar powered submersible pumps means greater access to Safe Water for more refugees. Using submersible pumps powered by solar energy can increase production ...

Twelve More Wells!

Twelve More Wells! As the rains began to fall in South Sudan on the Darfur border, the sounds of heavy machinery and large, pounding hammers could be heard all day and into the night. It was PPF's drilling team frantically digging to beat the rains. By mid-May, twelve brand new wells were complete. Twelve new communities now had a dependable clean water source.   The timing could not have been better. Not only are the seasonal rains making work difficult, the refugee community of Jaac continues to swell with new arrivals. Some are coming from the North to start a new life in the newly ...

Start Where You Are

Start Where You Are By Gayle Parlett [caption id="attachment_100" align="alignleft" width="238" caption="Gayle with her husband, Don, and their children."][/caption] We laughed until the tears flowed. We danced with joyful abandon. We built deeper relationships, and we learned new skills. And this all happened in a completely unexpected way while serving God. In April, PPF Director of Ministry Advancement, Ed Lyons, spoke at my church, Bay Ridge Christian Church in Annapolis, MD. As he was speaking, I couldn't help but wonder how God could use me to help the people in Sudan. As a mother of two young children, going to Sudan seemed unlikely. [caption id="attachment_99" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="Bay ...

Students Take a STAND in North Carolina

Students Take a STAND in North Carolina There are many clubs that high schoolers can join, and there are some who believe that these clubs exist merely to pad the college resumes of ambitious students. However, for dedicated members of the STAND organization at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, this is not the case. Students who become an active part of STAND have made the choice to make a difference in the lives of people that they will never meet, halfway across the world. [caption id="attachment_90" align="alignnone" width="576" caption="Despite exams, these STAND students gathered to present their donation to PPF."][/caption] STAND, the student branch of the ...

62 Wells and Counting!

62 Wells and Counting! Persecution Project Foundation is feverishly working to provide a basic water canopy for the population in Jaac. The 100 Wells Campaign has drilled 62 clean water wells in Jaac to date, with plans to complete 100 by the end of 2010. But this aggessive goal is totally dependent on God's grace working through the generosity of thousands of Christians in America. [caption id="attachment_85" align="alignnone" width="576" caption="This young girl gets a mouthful of fresh, clean water from a new well."][/caption] By using your community in America to support their community in Darfur, thousands of lives are saved. But, most importantly, many souls are ...