Monday, February 13, 2012

South Sudan Mission Team Prepares for Departure!

The 2012 team: Jane, Bob, Peter, Judy, Koang, Reuben, Jessica, Coleen, James (traveling later this year), Nyareu, Andrew. Not pictured: Kathlyn, Gach, Jacob and JJ.

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 500 is nearing departure!

Next week, 10 team members will leave from Seattle, one more from Kentucky and will join the three team members already in South Sudan.

We covet your prayers for traveling safety and health.

For those who have asked about our flight schedule: The team leaves Seattle on Feb 25th in the evening, and flies until arriving in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia’s capitol city) on March 27th. We’ll stay in guest houses and acclimate until March 2 when we fly to Gambella, Ethiopia, a city on the western border of Ethiopia. We’ll spend one night in Gambella, and then drive the next day to Malual, in South Sudan, a half-day’s drive. If you have specific concerns, the KLC office has a copy of hte

There are several ways to follow along with the team’s adventures.

1. Our facebook page:

2. Our Mailchimp mailing list: (you can subscribe at that link)

3. Our blog

South Sudan in the News

Many people have expressed concern for the safety of those traveling. Rest assured, we are serving in community with the local people, who are friends and relatives of team members. This affords some protection, as we are not strangers to this place. Also, this particular area of South Sudan has been very peaceful. However, if you would still like to catch local news broadcasts (in English) the Internet is a great place to do that. Voice of America offers a Sudan In Focus podcast.

Meet the team

The blog has brief biographies of each team member. As we travel, we hope to send updates from the perspective of each traveler. Meet them all at

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