Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Sudan

I recently attended a conference in Atlanta given by Open Doors addressing the needs of the Persecuted Church. Many times we forget they exist. Many times we forget their struggles. Many times we forget their sacrifices and even their martyrdom.

In less than 2 weeks, I will be going to an area in Sudan that is just south of Darfur. Leitnohm has recently been devastated by war, destruction, rape, and murder. I am going with a team of 5 others to minister to the people there.

Lloyd Shadrach and I will be discipling and teaching a large group of pastors who have a very limited education in Bible and Theology. He will be teaching on the topic of Marriage and Family, and I will be teaching on the topics of the Theology of Sin, and Spiritual Power & Authority.

The 4 others in our group will be interacting with the Women and Children in the areas of Trauma and Grief Counseling, and Marriage and Family. Keep in mind that this is a polygamistic society, so that is no small task!

I really hate writing letters appealing for financial support. It is most likely a pride thing. However, given where we’ve been for the past few years, it is necessary. I believe the Lord wants me to go to the Sudan because it is not something I sought, but is something I couldn’t seem to avoid though I tried.

Friends have told me that there are many who want to go, but can’t for one reason or another. However, they go vicariously through another by giving financially to support the missions effort.

The total cost of my trip is $3,000. That includes roundtrip airfare to Nairobi, food, lodging, visa, malaria meds, and then a chartered MAF flight into and out of the Sudan. If the Lord so moves your heart to join me in ministering to our brothers and sisters in the Sudan – either through daily prayer and/or through a financial contribution, please let me know by responding to this letter via email at

All contributions are tax deductible when made out to ‘Fellowship Bible Church’. Please remember to put “Omar Hamada – Sudan Trip” on the Memo line and mail to Fellowship Bible Church, 1210 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027.

Thank you for your prayer and support.

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