South Sudan Prayer Alert

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Dear Praying Friends and Family,

May your Christmas be blessed! In this time of celebration let us remember those who are suffering and in need of the Savior’s presence and gracious help.

I earnestly request your prayers for South Sudan. Some of you may have been keeping up with the news. It has been covered here, in the United States, somewhat, but not as thoroughly  as BBC Africa. This past week there was a coup attempt in South Sudan and the violence has been increasing. South Sudan is the newest country in the world; it has not had a smooth start.

RAU is just on the Ugandan side of the border between Uganda and South Sudan, around 50 miles south of Juba, the capitol city.  As refugees flood into Uganda we want to be able to show the love of Jesus to them. As Christians we are called to go to and not away from those who are in the midst of suffering. My dear friend, Kevin Tuner, has often exhorted me, “Jacob,run to the battle!” That is our calling. Please pray for us too as we seek to demonstrate the love of Christ! We fly back to to Entebbe Jan. 13th and then travel by bus to RAU.

RAU is south of Juba located just inside the Ugandan border
RAU is south of Juba just inside the Ugandan border

Here are several articles to help inform you and spur you on in your praying for South Sudan:

Carol and I are enjoying our time with family and friends. Holding and playing with the grandchildren has been a precious gift from God. In the midst of this joy my mind often goes to place of our calling and all the more so with what is happening in South Sudan. Any gift you give for relief efforts for refugees coming our way would be much appreciated. I will “be on the ground” to make sure your gift is not wasted on “administration” costs and used wisely ( See: When Helping  Hurts)
The only way things  ultimately change is by the gospel of grace changing people from the inside out. God’s means of doing this is through strong local churches preaching and living out the gospel in their communities and planting other Christ exalting churches where there is no church.There are so many such places in Northwestern Uganda and South Sudan!

Our calling at RAU is to strengthen the pastors of these churches so that they can be multiplying churches and to plant churches in unreached areas The Lord has strategically placed us in this area and at this time! Please continue in your prayers and help us financially if you can. In my last newsletter I presented some of our needs. You can review them here:

With our accumulated air miles we have room to take back with us resources for pastors. A favorite of mine to give to pastors is Wayne Grudem’s Bible Doctrine. It is one resource for pastors which helps them equip their congregations with sound Biblical teaching. If some of you could send several to Lifegate/RAU (395 Lifegate, Seguin,TX.78155) we will take them and personally give them to a pastor. It would have to arrive before Friday Jan. 10th. It is a gift which will keep on giving! Here is where it can be purchased at Amazon:

Thank you all for your faithful prayers and support.


  Jacob (for the both of us)



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For those who have asked, small packages and letters may safely be sent to:

Jacob & Carol Lee, PO. 55, Moyo Uganda, East Africa

Our “wish lists” may be found at Amazon


The greatest evil is having the gospel and not doing everything within our power to get it to those who do not have it. May the Lord grant each of us His followers the wherewithal to be obedient disciples!  

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