David is studying at St Frumentius Anglican Theological College (SFATC) in Ethiopia.
David is from South Sudan but has been living in Tongo Refugee Camp in Ethiopia since 2014. When he arrived in the camp there was no church there for the Maban people and so he helped set one up in 2016. David writes, ‘Over the last few years, God has been teaching me how to run a church in a good way. I have a vision to build up this church. I am also aware that I am a refugee in this country and so, if it could be that lasting peace will come to South Sudan and all refugees are repatriated, I want to go back and build up the church in my homeland.’
Most of the people in Tongo Camp are from Sudan and are Muslim. Christians are marginalised and the camp’s authorities obstruct attempts to plant churches. There are no trained pastors in the camp and so the level of Christian understanding is very poor. Despite the challenges, the camp provides great opportunity for outreach, as Sudan and South Sudan are very difficult mission fields to access.
David is studying for a Diploma in Theology from September 2019 – June 2022. He needs £1,680 for the academic year 2019 – 2020, £1,750 for 2020 – 2021 and £1,850 for 2021 – 2022.
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