'Mama' Ellen Cummings returns to South Sudan
Organized by: Karen Roberts
"Many hands make light work"
South Sudan is one of, if not the newest country on the planet. It won independence from Sudan after years of violent civil war. Many faith based charities and mission organizations have a profound presence in South Sudan. These NGO'S (non governmental organizations) provide much needed services to the communities in South Sudan that exist literally in the bush. My friend Ellen Cummings is returning to the Harvesters Reaching The Nations orphanage in Terekeka in January to be house mother for 6 months. These mission trips provide the indigent in South Sudan with many tangible items including school supplies, clothes, eye glasses and on and on. BUT, the greatest of these is LOVE! PLEASE HELP Mama Ellen take care of the orphans ... a donation of any amount will help defer the enormous cost of a trip such as this. "Dear Friends, Most of you know that I have been going to South Sudan since 2009 - eight mission trips so far. I support a variety of different ministries in South Sudan, but spend most of my time at Harvesters Orphanage in Terekeka, with fifty children, who call me "Mama Ellen." Lance and Kim Klepp, who have been the "House Parents" at Terekeka for the past six years, have returned to the U.S. to start a new ministry career away from South Sudan. The search has begun for the couple to replace them, but, in the meantime, someone is needed to go to Terekeka on an interim basis, and I have volunteered. I will go in January for six months. You may not know that I am responsible for paying my own room and board while at the orphanage. There is considerable expense involved in this six-month time frame.... Thank you for your consideration! Ellen"