Despite their many difficulties, our colleagues found lots of smiles and laughs amongst the refugees. They also found a growing sense that they are not going to be able to return to their homes anytime soon, and a determination to build lives for themselves, and churches and ministries, where God has put them now.
Church meetings are underway in all the areas where the refugees are accommodation. They are also planting new churches, and bringing more people to Christ, in Sevare, Niamana, Gouraba, and Fana.
The refugees still need food (especially protein), clothes and household utensils, better housing and better medical facilities. The ministries they have started all need lots of extra support.
But good things are happening. God has turned what the evil of the fighting into good for numerous communities in the south, which now have an active Christian witness for the first time.
Your prayers and help are most welcome.