Helping the Sudans through the S4J

The S4J [Sudan for Jesus run] was birthed from the father heart of God as a means to help the people of the Sudan and South Sudan. This we do (mostly) through athletes who run the Comrades Marathon raising funds for various projects.

The Comrades Marathon is one of the premier ultra marathons in the world. It is set for 10 June this year. An expected 750,000 spectators would be at the event, while millions watch the live broadcast on TV. The almost 89 km (55 mile) race attract athletes from many countries all over the world.

The S4J helps the people of Sudan through a couple of key projects:

Bibles for South Sudan

The vision for this year: 100,000 Bibles printed in South Africa, delivered at various places among South Sudanese via a two month long road. 80,000 of these Bibles are in South Sudan dialects, while 20,000 of these Bibles are in Amharic, for Ethiopians. The Bibles are printed through a partner ministry called Bibles for Africa.

To read more and support this project, click on this link.

 

Water for Sudan

This is all about helping the people of Sudan with access to clean water. The key focus of the project is to help by supplying boreholes through a partner company in Sudan.

To read more and support this project, click on this link.

 

S4J Children’s Fund

One of our co-workers came back from a trip to the Nuba Mountains early this year, sharing with us the desperate needs among children in the area. At one of the church schools he visited in the area, 900 children are taught by 11 teachers! There is a DESPERATE need to help them with basic educational materials.

To read more and support this project, click on this link.

 

Trauma counselling at Sudanese Refugee Camps

To be quite honest, fundraising for this project through the S4J has just been introduced. The fundraiser does not nearly represent fully the vast need for trauma counseling among South Sudanese. One of our partner ministries are in the process of training 13,000 trauma counselors for the various refugee camps. What you see below is merely a drop in the bucket for a very big need. Yet, every bit matters and does make a difference.

To read more and support this project, click on this link.

 

Help Danie Retief in blessing the children of South Sudan

This weekend Danie Retief is running, swimming and cycling to make a difference in the lives of South Sudanese children. Danie is representing South Africa in the World Triathlon Championships in Rotterdam, Amsterdam.

The event consists of participation in a 1500 m swim, 40 km bicycle ride and 10 km run, which represents the Olympic distance. More information on the event is available at this link.

To DONATE to help Danie bless the children of South Sudan click here.

Danie is required to raise funds for all of his participation AND at the same time wants to raise funds to bless the children of South Sudan.

Click here to read more about the World Triathlon Championships taking pace THIS weekend in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Danie Retief, representing the South African national team at the World Triathlon Championships this weekend.

Danie aims to help the children of South Sudan through his participation at the World Triathlon Championships in Rotterdam, Amsterdam.

To DONATE to help Danie bless the children of South Sudan click here.

We pray for a very blessed time and that Danie’s dream of making a difference in the lives of South Sudanese children would be fulfilled.

Sudans Prayer Focus – 10 to 13 Aug 2017

Theme: PRAY for the DESTINY of NATIONS

First of all, PRAY for Sudan and South Sudan;
but ALSO PRAY for the nation that you represent (from where you are).
To link to the events page, please click here.

As you commit to set aside a suitable time to PRAY for the Sudans during these 4 days, you’re encouraged to click on the GOING button, to encourage others that will pray too.

Hub for the 2017 Sudans Prayer Summit: Kasungu, Malawi.

Please join this prayer focus by setting aside some time to PRAY from WHEREVER you are.

Prayer Resources on Sudan and South Sudan:

(Please choose one or more that WORKS WELL FOR YOU).

  • Sudan Support Network [SSNET] at www.sudansupport.org
  • Sudan Prayer Guard, where you could pray for a new unreached people group every hour, at this link.
  • Sudan unreached people groups on Joshua Project at this link.
  • South Sudan unreached people groups on Joshua Project at this link.
  • Sudan and South Sudan News Updates BLOG at this link.
  • Sudan & South Sudan News Updates Facebook Page at this link.
  • 1040 windowreporter: Day 2 South Sudan & Sudan at this link.

Two links with a short prayer video:

Prayercast: Sudan 

Prayercast: South Sudan

Prayer Resources on Praying for the Destiny of Nations:

Click on the links below:

Danie’s world championship bid to help the kids of South Sudan.

Danie Retief has been selected to represent South Africa at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Championships, September 14-17, 2017 in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Not only is this a great honour, but Danie wants to use his participation for a greater cause, by blessing the children of South Sudan through the SSNet & S4J.

The event consists of participation in a 1500 m swim, 40 km bicycle ride and 10 km run, which represents the Olympic distance. More information on the event is available at this link.

To DONATE to help Danie bless the children of South Sudan click here.

Danie is required to raise funds for all of his participation AND at the same time wants to raise funds to bless the children of South Sudan.

His letter of invite states: “There will be no team manager that will accompany this team and therefore no official team arrangements. All travel and accommodation arrangements all athletes are to arrange themselves. This event is self-funded by all athletes and the Triathlon South Africa office will enter athletes for the event and assist in the ordering of the official kit, once full payment has been received.”

Danie shares his heart with these words:

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

No one become poor by giving”, but instead you will be refreshed in spirit when you give.

As Christians, we are called to be ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20), to spread the “Good News” as missionaries throughout the world.  Whether you are helping those in your own neighborhood or have traveled across the ocean to spread the Gospel, serving God is an experience that always brings you closer to Him

I have always loved sport and this has been my way of giving and building God kingdom on earth.