Blog Post 8: Day 4 in Werkok, January 17, 2013 - Dana Plair


This morning we began with devotion led by David Bowman. He shared the story of generous giving in II Corinthians 8. He urged us to give ourselves in the work we are doing here and to put in all we had, working as if unto God and not men. He reminded us that everything we have belongs to God—our time, our talents, our temples and our treasures. With this in mind, we must be good stewards of what has been entrusted to us. Mary Garang closed in prayer and we continued our day, meditating on these practical Biblical truths. Mary shared great wisdom with me. She remembers old Sudan. She has seen a lot of suffering. Yet, she has joy, hope and expectancy. She has such a thankful spirit. Speaking as a woman of wisdom, equipped with the role of teaching the women the Dinka language, the Bible and helping them improve their lives. Humbly, she asks God to lead her and says, “If I am not the one to help these women, may God send another, but if I am the one to help them, may He enable me to do it.” I learn so much from her. Every time we speak, she teaches me something new. Including Dinka, she gave me a mini lesson so now I can introduce myself, ask someone's name and use greetings for the morning, afternoon and evening. Baby steps to becoming fluent:)

We had a visit from USAID, which proved very beneficial to expanding our network of contacts and funding sources. We are greatly in need of the following:

  • 2 Toyota 10-passenger trucks
  • Additional funding for the Growth Center we are planning to build
    • Furniture,
    • Desks
    • Chairs
    • Sewing machines
    • Solar Powered Panels
  • Digital X-Ray Machine
  • Anesthesiologist
  • More Staff
  • Airstrip
  • More housing on the compound

We are trusting God for these things.