Iowa UMC Mabaan Flood Relief— A Gift of God's Hope

Iowa UMC Mabaan Flood Relief— A Gift of God's Hope

October 19, 2020


The Greater Mabaan Community asked the Iowa Conference of The United Methodist to help address humanitarian needs related to the 2019 Indian Ocean Dipole flooding in northern South Sudan, especially in Mabaan County where hundreds of thousands of people were displaced and many lost everything.

Today, they continue to be in dire need of life-saving assistance including food, shelter, clean water, nutritional supplies, mosquito nets, and basic hygiene items to help prevent water-borne diseases.

Many of you have been very generous and so far, almost $20,000 has been raised! Thank you to the generosity of Iowa Mabaan United Methodists, Iowa United Methodist churches, members, and friends. Even during these uncertain times, The Iowa United Methodist Church continues to demonstrate that joining together through connectional giving makes us stronger at reaching new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!

Please help reach the goal of $25,000 through a monetary gift to support the South Sudanese Mabaan. Fundraising efforts will continue until November 30, 2020.

In December, Pastor Aaron Nimmo and Maya Dinga will travel to South Sudan. Gifts from Iowa will be sent through Dahabshiil, Inc. a major money transfer bank operating in East Africa. The men will receive the funds to purchase and distribute priority items as identified by local humanitarian groups. They will go as Volunteers in Mission of the Iowa Conference.

Checks can be mailed to The Iowa Annual Conference, Treasurer's Office, 2301 Rittenhouse St., Des Moines, IA 50321, On MEMO line: #53321-MF. You can donate online here:

For fundraising ideas, advertising materials, publicizing information, and to learn more about the Mabaan Flood Relief effort, go to