Shalom. On behalf of Operation Nehemiah Missions, we wish you a blessed and prosperous 2017.
I extend our sincere thanks to you who have supported the mission of Operation Nehemiah in 2016 both financially and prayerfully. Thank you for your prayers to see peace and stability come to the South Sudan. The only true peace is found in Jesus Christ. "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid." John 14: 26- 27
The Role of the Church leaders, South Sudan
The role of pastors and elders is to stand on the authority of the word of God and call the nation to repentance through prayer and fasting.
We must follow the example of Nehemiah when he saw the condition of his people Israel, and the situation in Jerusalem. “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.”
When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven." Neh.
National prayer for Repentance & Forgiveness in South Sudan’s national capital, Juba
In light of the current Crisis in South Sudan, I’m counting on your support and networking for a time of National Prayer , Repentance and Forgiveness in Juba, South Sudan, March 26th-27th, 2017.
This event will resonate with the National Peace & reconciliation Initiative proposed by President Salva Kiir. This effort must precede our earnest desire to see people return from exile to their homes, which they abandoned in July 2016 in fear of their lives. We must dedicate the entire country to God, from the local to the national level. I call on like-minded church leaders across the country and the camps to come together for this event.
South Sudan remains a spiritually strategic country, blocking the spread of the Islamic Caliphate into the interior of Africa. The ongoing conflict within creates porous borders and opens the door for Islamic terrorists to invade from any direction. The Islamic agenda is not done with South Sudan. They rejoice over our internal division.
We must intercede for those serving in the government, military, and police; for civilians driven into exile; and for armed rebels still operating inside the country.
We must recognize that our warfare is not against flesh or blood. We are not warring against specific persons or tribes, government, or rebels. We must learn to love our neighbors as ourselves, and call every soul to repentance and faith in Christ without showing partiality. Tribalism is a national sin that must be renounced.
It is only through the preaching of the Gospel and biblical reconciliation that South Sudan will see lasting peace.
Meanwhile, we have understood the plight of our people in exile and we will reach out to them with the same love of God we exercise upon those who are inside the country without discrimination. The Bible does not lie. Those who put their trust in the Lord will not be put to shame.
For us, the national dialogue for peace and reconciliation has already begun. The Bible instructs us that “ First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men;
for kings and all those in authority, so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity. This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior…” 2 Timothy 2: 2
I remain optimistic and hopeful that our people will draw close to God, love one another and not resort to self-destruction.
Provision of resources monetary and transportation wise needed to make the event successful – Budget for the event stands at - $25,000.00
Gathering of like-minded church leaders, from within Juba, across the country and the camps to come together for this event.
Message of the event should be go out to all South Sudanese from all walk of lives and that it will resonate with the same message and initiative of National Peace reconciliation which has been launched by President Salva Kiir.
Working relationship between our leadership ONMI/Beth Israel notably our country Director Timothy Levi, CBC pastoral leadership in Juba for this event to succeed.
Much needed Water drilling for ONMI Clean water Initiative on Gordon Mt Mission compound, Nimule - Stands at $25,000
Mean time we are praying and fasting for this event to succeed, your input is welcomed. I’m looking forward to hearing from you and working with you in Madi corridor.
On line contribution to this effort can be made at www.operationsnehemiah.org
In His grace,
William Levi- Founder and Overseer
Operation Nehemiah Missions
PO Box 563
Lanesborough MA 01237 USA