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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. ...

2013 Walk for Water

2013 Walk for Water By Carol & Lew Hudgins On October 20th, our third WALK FOR WATER was held at Olustee Park in front of the Columbia County Courthouse and the beautiful Lake DeSoto, with its perfect walking trail. We had a wonderful turnout from various denominations across Suwannee and Columbia counties in N Central Florida. Youth groups, seniors, children, young families, health care professionals and business people teamed up for Persecution Project Foundation to provide fresh, clean water in the Nuba Mountain Well Project. The people of the Nuba are being ravaged by war with ethnic cleansing and genocide, and they pay a dear price ...

Bringing Forth Water from a Boat

Bringing Forth Water from a Boat From the Mailbox From Tony C. “I recently went to see one of my favorite authors, Henry Blackaby (Experiencing God). He and his son delivered a challenging message about simple math being the fine-tuning to a Christian life. It was about subtraction and addition. They said we all need to subtract or add something to our life to gain Christ. I was provoked to ask God about this, and He moved me into a deep inspection of the passions of my life. About the same time-frame, I picked up a book called Radical, by David Platt. In the book, David talks about the ...

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 ...

A Selfless Sweet Sixteen

A Selfless Sweet Sixteen By Kendra (Loyal's mom) Our birthdays have always been quiet events. For every birthday that has come along each year, we have simply chosen to celebrate as a family. But this year was Loyal's sweet sixteen, and her friend Olivia thought we should have a big celebration. Well, that made sense to us, and so we planned. I suppose it was a typical party - good food, teens, games and laughter, with brownies and ice cream to top it off. However, this birthday still held a unique touch. Instead of presents, Loyal asked each of her guests to bring a gift ...

“Prayground” Raises Support

“Prayground” Raises Support Fairlawn Baptist Church's children's ministry, "Prayground" got active in raising financial support for the 100 Wells Campaign this summer. The children's ministry is made up of about 40 children ranging from 1st to 5th grade.               "Prayground" chooses a monthly mission project to support. In August, 2011, they chose to support PPF's Safe Water Projects. Their donation will help us bring more clean water to the Darfur refugees in Jaac.