Loaves and Fish in South Sudan
Posted by Brooke Kehl on August 29, 2016

The number of refugees fleeing the violence in South Sudan to get to Uganda has more than doubled within the past month.

Since July 1, over 90,000 Sudanese refugees have fled the country in hopes of finding safety, shelter and food in camps surrounding their country. Many of them have come to Northern Uganda where our partner, Isaya Jackson, is working to minister to newcomers through churches in the camps.

Isaya writes, “The authorities register 400 refugees a day, mostly women and children. Some of the children are unaccompanied, very weak, hungry and disoriented.”

“Because of the daily increase in the number of new arrivals, food [provided by the UN] is now being rationed. The amount given per day is not enough especially for children and breastfeeding mothers.”

We partnered with Isaya by sending funds to provide food for 300 refugee families. By the grace of God, the food that was meant for 300 people actually fed 600! We are amazed at how the Lord multiplied our efforts during this time of need. We give thanks to God for miraculously providing and exceeding our expectations much like he did when Jesus fed the 5,000 with five barley loaves and two fish. You may have heard the saying “ little is much when God is in it.” We believe this quote perfectly describes this situation. Praise be to God!

Please join us as we use our hands to bring healing to His suffering people. If you are interested in giving to our Disaster Relief ministry in South Sudan, contact Joseph Smith at jsmith@hhi.org.