CCI committed some time ago to support our dear friend Pastor Papiti Yowin and his church – All Nations Community Church in Malakal in Southern Sudan in prayer and any other means available to us.
Thanks to courageous leadership and a real vision of Pastor Papiti, this church is GROWING! Praise the Lord! And what is even more amazing is that even in the challenging and often harsh circumstances of Southern Sudan, Pastor Papiti and his congregation are doing whatever they can to develop their church facilities to meet the growing needs of the congregation and, even more importantly, the local community – so that God’s love and mercy can flow out of their church and make a real, positive impact in their town.
ANCC has already managed to construct a large part of the shell for a new school building to accommodate 8 classrooms – but because of the growth of the congregation they are also using it for regular worship for 750-800 people at a time! The ministry has also grown to the point where Pastor Papiti cannot continue in his job (he used to work to support himself as well as being the Pastor) and so he has left his job to minister full time, managing the church and helping to run the school (which is also expanding and cannot yet meet demand because of lack of facilities).
Pastor Papiti recently sent us some new pictures and has been keeping us up-to-date with the situation at ANCC, writing…
Dear Pastor Bill,
My thanks are to you and all the members and supporters of CCI for your concern with ANCC ministries here in Malakal in the Republic Of South Sudan.
As you know, I have chosen to depend on on God since I received this vision for ANCC and I know He is the one in charge of it, that is why we have this rapid expansion without fear. I will continue to do what He wants me and our team to do, all the time depending on Him completely with whole our hearts. He has already enabled us to have a shelter for worship as well as school classes on other days. At the moment the sides are partially covered with bamboo and we use it for worship services on Sundays. When the structure is complete it will be able to accommodate 750 or 850 people. We are only temporarily using it for worship as it is meant to be 8 school classrooms by next year. Now every Sunday evening we divide it with some local materials into classes and remove them on Saturday evening, that is wisdom to us.
I really wanted to send you the detailed proposal for our needs so that you can put them on your website for people to see – but the only thing that always delays me is the network and power.
We have many problems in our new country and we really have challenges due to expansion of our ministries. I myself am no longer working to support my family now, I’m depending on His grace. Please continue to hold us up in your prayers. We have been so blessed, and feel sure that our God will provide for all our needs.
God bless you.
Dear friends, please prayerfully consider making a donation to support Pastor Papiti and the All Nations Community Church in Malakal, Southern Sudan.
If just 10 people donated $10 a week for one year, that would raise $5,200 – which by God’s grace would do truly amazing things to help this expanding local church in the heart of Souther Sudan.
If you feel led, just click on the PayPal button below.