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Christ Church Montpelier Group Seeks Assistance Following Floods in Akobo Diocese, South Sudan

Sudan Communion Prayer Group (SCPG) at Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier has been meeting for the past several years to pray and discern God’s call for the church in South Sudan. Group members have traveled to Akobo, South Sudan and have developed many relationships over the years, as well as supporting clergy education and meeting medical needs. Recently heavy rains wiped out many homes and a fledgling medical clinic that has received SCPG support in the past. In response, the group has partnered with crowdfunding organization GlobalGiving to raise funds to help with flood recovery in Akobo Diocese, South Sudan. The fundraising campaign will contined through the month of December.

GlobalGiving is a USA-based organization that believes local NGOs know best how to distribute funds most efficiently. Funds raised through GlobalGiving will be directed to the Christian Recovery and Development Agency (CRADA) which will be responsible for dispersal of the funds.

Please make a tax deductible donation at https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/akobo-and-pibor-humanitarian-responses/

Pictures 1 and 2 show some of the damage caused by recent floods. Pictures 3 and 4 are from an earlier mission trip when SCPG co-facilitators Martha Holden and Deb Jerard presented a Global Outreach grant from the Episcopal Church of Vermont to the Mothers’ Union of St. John’s Episcopal church, Akobo, South Sudan to assist with the startup of small businesses.

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