Andrew serves as part of a Focus team among the unreached Laarim people of South Sudan, seeking to share the gospel in creative ways.
South Sudan became the world’s newest country on 9 July 2011. It was the outcome of the 2005 peace deal that ended Africa’s longest-running civil war. The majority of the population adhere to Christianity. Only 18% call themselves Muslim unlike Sudan, which is 97%.
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He began serving among the Laarim in South Sudan in August 2015. The Laarim people live in the Boya mountain range approximately 250km east of Juba. Andrew is focused on language and culture learning, and building mutual trust and respect with the Laarim people. As these relationships develop, Andrew aims to share the truth about Jesus with them, discipling them in how to live as Christians in a culture dominated by traditional religion.
Andrew also hopes to guide the Laarim in the crafting of Scriptural songs: the transforming words of the Bible in their heart language, attached to their heart music.
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Andrew lives and works among the Laarim in South Sudan. He ministers through the local school; leading devotions, teaching, songwriting and creating dramas, as well as visiting people in the community, forming relationships through which he can share the Word of God.
For any queries, please email: email@example.com If you would like to partner with Andrew in your prayers, gifts and practical support, please download and complete this form and return to Freepost RTJH-JRZE-XXKX Africa Inland Mission, Halifax Place, Nottingham NG1 1QN.
Latest prayer points
- 13 July 2017
“I have begun my journey back to the UK. The last week has been an emotional journey of painful, but good goodbyes. Finishing well is hard, yet I believe that God, in his mercy, has made it happen. Goals were achieved, gifts were given, assurances of prayer exchanged. Despite numerous well-ups, I’ve managed to keep my tears from overflowing the eyelids so far this week. The moments that brought me to the brink include:
- -A beautiful final team day of good food, fun games, words of encouragement and prayer.
- -My friend old Lukwa taking the initiative to pray for me the day before I left.
- -The Laarim children singing for me at the air strip as I prepared to board the plane.
- -A lovely letter from one of the missionary children.
The co-existence of the excitement of returning with the grief of leaving is hard to describe… but in a word, I would say I feel thankful. Thankful to God for everything that he has done and everything that he is going to do.”
- 30 June 2017
Andrew has recently befriended a man called Lukwa and had much opportunity to talk with him about the Word of God and Jesus. “This message is a lot to take in for a man who has lived his whole life without knowledge of the Gospel, but by the grace of the Holy Spirit he is understanding more little by little. I believe that his confession of faith last night in the things he understood was sincere and celebrated by God, who has caused himself to be found by another soul who was seeking him… Thank you all for your prayers for Lukwa, and please continue to pray that he might be protected and grow in his faith. Pray that he will truly share the Gospel with his household and that they too will believe.”
- 19 May 2017
Andrew will be returning to the UK at the beginning of July. “The main project I am pursuing before I leave is to record all the songs about the Bible story that are present in the community so that they are ready to be put onto solar-powered audio devices for distribution… Beyond this, I want to make a final effort with those I am closest to, emphasising their desperate need to trust Christ. I want to maximise my time spent with my Laarim friends, sitting with them and actively sharing the good news with them… The work of salvation belongs to the Spirit of God, and yet he has partnered with us to share the message, and in my final days I am determined to give myself to that task with every energy I have remaining, trusting God, as always, for the strength that I will need.” Please pray that God will help Andrew to do these things in the time he has left among the Laarim and that he will see some of his friends become Christians before he leaves.