Where we have been during the past few years:
Rumbek, South Sudan
From January 2010 – April 2012 we were based in Rumbek, South Sudan as Mennonite Central Committee service workers.
The following is some of the history of how MCC has been working in Sudan (from their website):
A 22-year civil war, which ended in 2005, left southern Sudan as one of the most impoverished regions in the world. People who fled during the war are returning home to find little infrastructure, such as schools or health care, to accommodate a growing population. Through “Coming Home: Sudan,” a 10-year, multimillion-dollar campaign, MCC is helping to build schools, support education, assist farmers and promote peace in southern Sudan. Through long-standing partners such as the Sudan Council of Churches, MCC supports education and HIV and AIDS work. MCC also provides relief to people affected by famine and regional conflict, especially in the Blue Nile region.
For more information go to:
Mennonite Cental Committee: mcc.org
Coming Home: https://donate.mcc.org/project/sudan-coming-home
For more information about South Sudan go to:
Jubilee Partners, Georgia
Throughout the years we’ve spent many months at Jubilee Partners as volunteers.
From their website:
Jubilee Partners is an intentional Christian service community in rural northeast Georgia.
Our primary ministry is offering hospitality to refugees who have newly arrived in the U.S.
We seek to understand and live by the radical implications of following Jesus Christ. We are deeply concerned about how to be effective peacemakers and how to promote justice and understanding among our neighbors and around the world. We look to the life and teachings of Jesus as our own starting place, but we work to build bridges with people from every kind of background.