A quick post to say that Jacob returned from South Sudan in mid-July after a successful two weeks in Juba and Bor Town. We have details to share in the coming weeks, but here are a couple of quick snapshots. He saw family, met with government leaders about permits and construction plans, and worshiped with the Episcopal Church community.
News and Updates
We heard about the shoeshine boy in Bor in one of Jacob’s accounts of his trip there last January. This enterprising youngster is one of Africa Sunrise’s prospective students, insofar as he has expressed an interest in being in school but said his parents cannot afford to send him to school right now.
You could say that Africa Sunrise Communities is like the cripple who needed friends to bring him to Jesus. We need friends to bring our mission to new generation of South Sudan. Help us with a prayer. But also help us by spreading the word of our work and making a donation to support our work.
In their first meeting of 2018, the Africa Sunrise Communities (ASC) Board of Directors welcomed new members and approved conceptual plans for a new school in Bor, South Sudan. The school will be built on land recently acquired by ASC on the “Airport Road” in Bor. ASC announced their land acquisition on this page in April of this year, here. At their meeting on May 19th, the Board:
Help us celebrate! A year ago this month, Jacob published his book, “The Lost is Found: A Lost Boy’s Story of Faith, Hope, Charity, and Love.” This makes it a good time to take closer look at “The Lost is Found: A Lost Boy’s Story.” We–and many reviewers–recommend it to you if you have not read it yet. If you have read it, why not share it with a friend?
Dr. Walter Pond met Jacob Guot in Nicholasville, Kentucky–not far from Wilmore–through a mutual friend. After reading Jacob’s biography of growing up as a ‘Lost Boy’ and moving to America, Walter began working with Jacob to find ways to contribute to the future of South Sudan.