Birthing Hope International, South Sudan
Our vision can be summarized by saying that God has commissioned us to be a part of: Restoring, Equipping, Empowering His people through Christ centered relationships and unifying works. We are focused on intentional, relational discipleship that sees people restored in relationship with their creator, equipped to be obedient disciples of Jesus & empowered to go out and fulfill their God given purpose for His glory.
What we do is both spiritual and practical; we labor knowing that God’s intent is a whole work of redemption and reconciliation for man & woman, concerning all of their relationships, as well as their physical environment.
We firmly believe that Africa can and will see transformation through strategic love and the empowerment of God’s people to BE His Church wherever they are called to be!
* Worship Community: Weekly gathering of young adults who are already serving, or want to serve the Lord through music ministry. This group is focused on cultivating a community of young people who will be Romans 12:1 worshipers wherever God plants them. Along with small group discipleship, prayer & worship, we work to practically strengthen their vocal and other musical abilities. Needs: $600 for the shipment of our new piano & some other teaching resources.
* Women’s Health Education (W.H.Ed.): Weekly gatherings for women who want to learn more about women’s health. The goal is to cultivate a Christ-centered community, and provide health education that will equip and empower women in their role as caregivers. This year we will be focused on teaching basic health evaluation skills. Needs: $1,200 for the purchase of basic medical tools such as thermometers, stethoscopes, pin-on watches, cleaning brushes & pinard fetal stethoscopes.
* Leadership Training: Weekly gatherings for the current and upcoming leaders of Divine Mission Church in Munuki. The goal of this community group is to assist Pastor Abraham in his desire to further develop a strong leadership team. We will be covering subjects such as: What is a disciple? The heart of a disciple maker, How to study the Bible, The Great Commission, Understanding the Old Testament, etc… in an interactive group setting. This will be similar to our Gateway Discovery Bible groups, but focused on equipping leaders to be disciples who make disciples.
Divine Mission Church had been saving and planning to build a new church building, because their current building (15+ years old & built from mud bricks) is too small for weekly gatherings, and any further growth. The piers for the new foundation were set, but in January 2016 it was revealed that these were not adequate enough to continue the building. We are providing continued assistance in coordinating with leaders and building committee members to see the church construction completed. We are now at the half-way point. The picture above shows their faithful progression in this work. Our goal has been to assist wherever we can (with skill, knowledge and our own muscle power) because, we know this new building will mean more people being restored, equipped and empowered through the local church! Needs: Financial gifts big or small are appreciated! Those who would like to sow into seeing the church building completed, please Contact us for more specific info.