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The Perryclan NOW IN the newly formed Republic of South Sudan!

We praise God that we have finally made it to South Sudan!  Yesterday, July 9, we celebrated the inaugural Independence Day with the people of South Sudan.  Please pray that righteousness, not corruption, will prevail in the new government.

The children at the orphanage gave us a warm welcome, with a sign and singing.  We remembered many of the children there-- them having grown much since December 2007.  It was good to finally see our home (nearly complete) and the hospital in progress.  We live amongst fertile fields and banana, coffee (can I get an Amen?!), mango, teak, and papaya trees.  (It is said that South Sudan could feed all of Africa if farmed well-- and they are doing just that on the compound now!)

We are settling in to life here, and taking it day by day as we seek what the Lord would have us put our hands to initially.  There is much planning, hiring, and building relationships to be done before the hospital opens, so there is plenty to do as the construction continues.  There is very little to distract here, and we have had some of the sweetest times of praise, prayer, and worship as a family that we've ever had.  Though our schedules are far from clearly laid out, and we are not yet operating within our specific roles as we thought they would be, we have the conviction that we are we need to be, on God's time.

Our days are filled with relationship building, accent acquisition, language learning, family walks, seeing a few patients in the orphanage clinic, looking through supply lists for the hospital, deciding where to have the container placed (it will serve as our central supply area and is scheduled to arrive August 21), staining doors for the new house, greeting our fellow team members from Pioneers here in Yei (all of them from countries other than the US), getting used to sleeping under mosquito nets, working out nuances of hiring staff for our family and the hospital, playing with the children in the orphanage, and all the while, maintaining our closeness as a family.

Thanks for praying with us... we'd love to hear from you!  We'll keep updating this page, so check back!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 19:16

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