Nicola Limburger

Sent from Free Evangelical Church, Neustadt/Holstein, Germany

Nicola worked with the Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS) Rumbek Diocese supporting their health programme, which began in 2009. The programme includes two clinics, providing health services and health promotion among the Dinka community including antenatal care, immunisation, HIV counselling and testing (VCT). They conduct regular refresher training for staff and volunteers. On Saturdays the youth and staff members come for Bible study and worship.

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Please pray for a number of retired AIM missionaries who are currently in hospital; especially for Netty Sinclair who has just received a difficult diagnosis and is very ill.

On Tuesday 10th April a number of us from the office attended a thanksgiving service for the life of Colin Molyneux who served with AIM in various capacities for over 35 years, including in Kenya, Madagascar, Chad and the UK. During the service Peter Maclure, a retired AIM missionary, read out a tribute to Colin’s work with AIM which you can read here. Please pray for Colin’s wife, Rosemary, and the wider family as they continue to mourn a much loved husband, father, brother and grandfather. Give thanks for the ways in which God blessed and used Colin throughout a life which has been characterised as “a life lived for Jesus”.

“We are thankful for our two clinics still being able to stay open. In Abinajok our midwife Tabitha together with the Traditional Birth Attendants conduct deliveries also in the clinic now, and not only at home. So mothers are under better observation and can be transferred in case of complications. However, we do need more staff, also for consultation, which is currently done by only one nurse. It is hard to find a candidate willing to work outside town, where it is too dangerous to stay.”

“On Saturdays, we meet with the Health promotion volunteers from the two clinics for a workshop. It is exciting to see how biblical principles from Genesis show that our relationship with God, with each other, with creation and with ourselves determines our health. I am happy to see the WHO Charter for Health Promotion of Ottawa goes along those lines: ‘Health is a resource of everyday life, not the goal of living… it comprises of social, personal as well as physical aspects…’ Discussing the basis of Shalom, we learn about our role in the prevention of AIDS, malaria, diarrhoea, and vaccination as well as living in peace and security in our communities.”

“There are always rays of light, but [struggles] are growing… Conflicts are at all levels: the struggle for oil, cattle raiding, hasty marriage and elopement without consent and paid bride price, massive retaliation as well as power struggle… Many people are traumatised and don’t know an alternative to violence. All this adds to bad food security… Our health work goes on despite adverse security conditions. With some local people we built a small store with mud walls and a tin roof so that we can store food for our nutrition programme, as well as peanuts, which we also accept instead of money as a cost sharing contribution…” 

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