Thank you so much for your prayers for us while we were in South Sudan amongst the Toposa. The trip was an incredible journey to be part of in so many ways. The Toposa are a people group totally dependent on their livestock for everything, and live a very simple life seemly centuries removed from the modern culture we find our selves in now. The beauty and the encouragement of the trip was a the partnership of like minded organization for the sake of bringing the practical gospel to the Toposa, E3 partners a US based church planting organization has developed a team of partners of missionary pastors from Kenyan who have been working in several locations amongst the Toposa. For the last few years they have realized one of the key ways into the peoples heart is through the livestock that provide their livelihood. This October a team was orchestrated between a Kenyan organization called Vets With a Mission, Kenya combined together with their American affiliate Christian Veterinary Mission to provide a 6 person veterinary team to bring the gospel on the platform of animal care and treatment for the villages that the pastors were working with. Together the different parties were a great blend of animal treatment to touch their hearts and evangelism to touch their souls. E3 followed up the evangelism with training in audio bible storying devices, putting the word repeatedly into the hands of a people unable to access the Bible in other ways as well as three churches in the locations were planted and will be fed by the missionary pastors on the ground.
To be part of such a mission was a joy that resonates deep in my heart. How beautiful to watch the hope of Jesus reach to the unreached with a very practical love accompanying it. As you continue to pray for the Toposa please pray for the pastors that have dedicated these years to reaching the people as great personal sacrifice and for the many new believers that they would be grounded in their faith. Pray for church leaders to arise from these new churches and for the word of the Lord to taught through Bible storying through out the Toposa lands.
I have been blessed beyond measure and humbled to work alongside men and women and youth that have a burden to spread the gospel on this very fertile ground.
Blessings and peace, Troy