Welcome to South Sudan, a land of extremes, from high plateaus to rain forest, from the metropolis of Juba to quiet nomadic camps scattered across the grassy savannah. Since the split from Arabic-speaking north, English is the official language of government and business.
The governments of North and South Sudan are yet to resolve the tense issues of border demarcation, the nationality of those serving in the military as well as governance of the different areas. There are almost no hospitals or schools in all of South Sudan, which holds a population of more than 12 million people. Vast areas of fertile lands lie uncultivated with beautiful towns, villages, schools, hospitals and churches are in ruins. SIM’s main ministry in South Sudan is to work in the rebuilding of the church and the nation.
SIM Sudan's vision for the South is, by faith, to see church growth and Sudanese Christians growing towards maturity in Christ. Our multicultural team is addressing education, health, and clean water to improve lives within the context of discipleship. We work with partner groups as we serve the Lord—sharing our faith through skills, evangelism and church planting, discipleship, theological education and Bible translation.