Eric and Rebekah Schwanke, from Oregon, have decided to go to South Sudan in November. The November trip is for the purpose of repairing and transporting tractors from Juba to Boma. After the first of the year, they are praying about going to Boma for an extended time to train local Murle youth in both maintaining these tractors and using them for large-scale farming. They need our financial support in order to invest their time and expertise in the future of farming in Boma.
Dan and Teresa, missionaries to South Sudan from the United States, have agreed to provide agricultural and administrative support for SEA Partners. Dan, an agriculturalist, has been to Boma twice with me and has a desire to help increase the farming and tree planting capabilities there. Teresa has extensive experience in administration and will help us with logistics and fundraising. They also need our help financially.
God Gives Tractors for Large-scale Farming
As you have likely read in the past few updates, SEA Partners has been given the use of 20 new tractors in need of some minor repairs and transport from Juba to Boma. The use of these tractors will allow the people of Boma to feed and provide for their families like never before.
It is our hope to raise $80,000 on December 18 to fund these 3 opportunities and others we feel God has put before us. This is our chance to lay the foundation for the next 5 years of ministry and development in South Sudan. Last year, families like you gave over $48,000 in December and we are trusting God to provide even more this year. Please commit the next 6 weeks to prayer and see if God is prompting you to give on Laying the Foundation Giving Day.
PS. Tractor Update: So far we have pledges and gifts of $19,000 to repair and transport 20 tractors to Boma. Eric, Rebekah and I will be in Juba to repair these tractors November 14. If you feel led to give a gift to help get all 20 of these tractors repaired, please follow this link
to easily give online. We could really use your help.