Greetings! I pray that as you focus on the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus, He will bless you with the richness of His presence.
Our God is so awesome in the ways He works in and through us who were once His enemies! Praise Him for drawing us back to Himself through His incredibly good news! In Colossians 1, Paul writes “And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.”
By God’s grace, I get to share in the proclamation of the gospel in Sudan at the end of May. I will be joining another Engineering Ministries International (eMi) team led by Henry Watts. This team will work on plans for a school and water wells in Jalle, southern Sudan, a country that recently entered a season of peace after two decades of civil war.
Most Southern Sudanese people are Christian, but they endured severe persecution and major displacement during the war. After the war, the area remains devastated, with crippled infrastructure and without education programs for children. Rebuild Sudan, the ministry we will be serving, was founded by Michael Kuany to fill the need for schools. Michael is one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan”, a group of tens of thousands of boys who fled the attacks by the Arab militias in the 1980s, miraculously survived two thousand-mile journeys without food or water through the African savannah, and spent their childhoods in two refugee camps–first in Ethiopia and finally in Kenya. Rebuild Sudan has acquired approximately two acres to construct an eight classroom school to serve 400 children. More infromation on Rebuild Sudan is available at www.rebuildsudan.org.
The dates of the trip are May 21-June 3. I will assist with well, water, sanitation, and site plans, as well as get a chance to interact with eMi construction management staff in Uganda at the end of the trip. I am especially looking forward to observing construction management in action on several Ugandan projects, as I may have this role with the hospital project in Sierra Leone once funding is raised. Continue to pray for God’s provision with that project, both for finances and a missionary doctor to run the hospital.
This trip to Sudan is another opportunity for me to trust God’s provision: spiritually, physically, mentally, and financially. Please lift up the team, which I will soon meet via e-mail, and our preparation for the trip. I will post additional Sudan trip prayer requests soon.
To those of you who would like to contribute financially, I appreciate your support. The trip is estimated to cost $2400. You may give online through eMi’s website or contact me if you would like to give by check. I am thankful for your generosity to support this trip, whether you donate $50, $200, or even $500.
The website for online donations is https://emisecure.org/donate.html Please include “Project 5493 – Agee” in the Designation box.
Pray that God would continue to lead in my life as I trust Him, and pray that He would work powerfully through this trip. I am excited to see a different part of Africa and to get to observe construction in Uganda! Pray that, above all, God would be glorified and be working in the hearts of people I will encounter on this trip.
Praising God for reconciliation through Christ Jesus,