Last fall (2019) the Greater Mabaan Community asked the Iowa Conference to help address humanitarian needs related to the Indian Ocean Dipole flooding in northern South Sudan, especially in Mabaan County. The Bishop and Cabinet responded positively so a committee was formed and fundraising began. We are now at the point of concluding this fundraiser.
Two Iowa Mabaan men, Maya Dinga and Pastor Aaron Limmo, are planning to travel to Khartoum, Sudan on December 19, 2020. They will cross the border into South Sudan with travel to Mabaan County in Upper Nile State where they will work during their four-week stay.
In the meantime funds raised by Iowa churches and individuals 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.
We are excited that plans are in place for our Iowa funds to reach those affected by the 2019 flood. We ask prayers as the two Mabaan men work through all the travel logistics (visa, vaccinations, insurance, airline tickets, etc.). Your support is welcome as their trip, on our behalf, becomes a reality.
Iowa fundraising efforts will continue to November 30. Local churches are encouraged to take a special offering for the Mabaan Flood Relief prior to submitting their monies on the November remittance form. Financial gifts may be sent to the Iowa Conference Center, 2301 Rittenhouse St., Des Moines 50321
. Please note "53321 MF" on the memo line. You can also donate online
Mercy to the needy is a loan from God and God pays back those loans in full. Proverbs 19:17