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Phil and Linda Byler, missionaries in Sudan
June 29, 2010 9:12 pm
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Mary is one of the students whom we have known and supported for years. She has just “published” her original research for her degree in Human Resource Management at University in Kampala!  What an achievement and she is now preparing for a test given by the French government to examine her French language ability.  When we first met Mary, her dream as a young girl was to be a Sudanese ambassador to a French speaking country!  Now, she is trained and  will be exploring job possibilities in the South Sudan… but her main goal is to be an AMBASSADOR for CHRIST in whatever workplace He places her! We always are blessed by her faith and her generous, giving heart.

June 26, 2010 1:25 pm
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Today having completed 3 days of Advisory Board meetings, Linda and I took a day off to visit Entebbe and Lake Victoria. Aha we were blessed with a brilliant Laser sailboat and three hours of worshipful sailing plus an hour at the lake-shore restaurant. Then with the wind kicking up whitecaps I danced back to the Entebbe Sailing club without capsizing. HURRAY!

June 26, 2010 12:34 pm
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Four weeks ago we left this bag at the bottom of the Didinga mountain for a porter to bring “tomorrow”. It reached Nagishot four days later a few hours after we had flown back home. A week later it was flown to Loki to await a flight to Torit. One week ago it went with Aim Air pilots to Nairobi and then Kampala. Today we are reunited in Kampala. I’m so happy to have my International Safari BIBLE again.

June 24, 2010 8:35 am
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Our town has had an increasing number of street boys.  A few individuals have begun an outreach to these boys and on Sunday brought a number of them to our service. It was encouraging to have a spontaneous offering after the boys were prayed over by the church leaders. Pray for the church as they seek to effectively reach out with wisdom and compassion!

June 18, 2010 8:49 pm
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Natasha from South Africa has been desiring to be a Sudan missionary for 7 years. She arrived in Torit, Sudan, yesterday, overjoyed to finally be here. She’s doing LAMP (Language Acquisition Made Practical) training with Linda before going to her six-month teaching assignment in Lohutok next week. Thank you Jesus for calling harvesters into your field of Sudan.

June 17, 2010 11:39 pm
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Breakfast with the new Bishop, Rev. Arkangelo Wani. A new vision. A new organization. A new commitment to planning, record keeping, accountability, and even missions. A welcome visit to Torit, Katrie, Lohutok.  Jesus, bless this man and his new leadership for Africa Inland Church, Sudan.

June 15, 2010 10:06 pm
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Little Linda in red dress always seeks out her namesake Mamma Linda. This Sunday morning her breakfast snack was a big hit with bread-lover Abigail.  There are many ways to worship Jesus!

Also in our church service we were honoured by the newly elected governor of Eastern Equitoria State and his cabinet. It was worth the three hour service to hear his speech characterized by encouragement and humility.

June 15, 2010 10:01 pm
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Lots of freshly thatched roofs, lots of flags and bottles on poles indicating compounds to buy local brew, chattering of children’ voices, the 50 foot metal Catholic cross just behind us, the growing town of Ikotos before us, Scott and Ali Hara our missionaries in training with us, the unseen sinister strongholds of Satan lurking under the glowing SON-shine of Jesus all around us, spotted brilliant flowering trees and subtle beauty of ground flowers tucked into the green and brown landscape reminding us of the beauty of Jesus in the minority of believers in those huts….

It was an inspiring/challenging two hours of prayer-walking Ikotos, Sudan.

June 5, 2010 4:03 pm
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Last weekend we visited the Boya people of Sudan, one of the unreached tribes we’ve had on our prayer list. One hundred thousand souls and not a single church among them. It was a great visit although the opportunity and challenge is daunting. One village leader stated it this way, “We desperately need teaching on the Word of God. We welcome anyone who comes to teach us whether Catholic, or Protestant or Muslim.” Oh God, who will be first?

June 5, 2010 3:56 pm
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With our vehicle broken down and no planes available to take us up the Didinga hills to Nagishot to visit and encourage our missionaries we did it the local way–by foot–10 miles and 4000 feet in 4.5 hours. Some of the young locals do it in 2.5 hours. That’s okay, we’re not racing–just happy to arrive.