South Sudan, the newest country in the world, received its independence in 2011. Due to continuing conflict among tribal communities, the country remains void of infrastructure and in need of many things—especially protein. Children who do go to school, are often weak and don’t perform well due to malnutrition.
Cindy and Rachel Warner, working in collaboration with Partners in Compassionate Care [PCC], are making measurable change in South Sudan. As PCC addresses the considerable medical needs, Cindy and Rachel are helping to expand their community development by supporting the community through a Sudanese-run chicken farm. This farm provides a renewable source of food and income which is essential as they build their country from the ground up.
Visit the Partners in Compassionate Care website to learn more about how you can take part, or email Cindy and Rachel with questions.
We are getting close to opening the Women's and Children's clinic in Bor. Here is a photo of the freshly renovated facility. Some staff from MCH hospital will relocate to this clinic to be more available to women and children who can't travel to the hospital. We are pleased with the clinic's progress and are excited it will be opening soon. The Bor location will be extremely beneficial to patients during the rainy season, which is quickly approaching. The rainy season makes the roads between MCH and Bor extremely difficult to travel. More to come on this in our summer newsletter.
Our new Growth Center is currently being constructed in Werkok. We are excited to see the progress and thank you for your support in making this happen. Kevin Kinsinger is at Memorial Christian Hospital now and provided the following report: One of the things I have been doing this week is being the eyes and ears of Steve H., PCC's construction expert, as the new Growth Center is being constructed on site. As you can see from the photo, the steel sheeting is going up on the roof. Just now when I took this picture the guys up on the roof said it was too windy. I agree, the wind is blowing fairly hard at times. The thing that surprised me is that there was no mention of the heat. There is just a very light hazy overcast in the sky at times and I just measured the temperature IN THE SHADE and it came in at 96.5 F!!!!!! I have no idea what it is in the sun, let alone what it is on the roof and one of those guys has no shoes on up there!
There are many exciting things happening at MCH and South Sudan. We will be sharing more stories soon. Please continue to pray for our friends in Sudan.