The next 104 days have the potential to be a very volatile time in Sudan. On January 9th a referendum will be held to determine whether the people of Southern Sudan will remain a part of Sudan or become an independent nation. Tensions are mounting and the international community is keeping a watchful eye on the region.
Please keep the people of Sudan in your prayers. There is much fear that any turbulence in the referendum process could spark more violence in the already war-torn country and could threaten to unravel the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the government of Sudan and the SPLM.
As many of you know, for the past year my son has been working alongside an organization called Sudan Sunrise to help raise money to build schools in Southern Sudan. It is the desire of our hearts to do everything we can to ensure that the children of Southern Sudan grow up in a country that is peaceful and hopeful about its future. If you would like to help contribute to the school building project you can do so by visiting www.josiahandfriends.com.