My co-worker Joseph, who works for ServLife International in Uganda has been writing about John Garang's rise to the First Vice Presidency and his recent tragic death. Barely three weeks into his historic term in office, former freedom fighter Garang was killed. Obviously, this has sent tremors through the South Sudanese community both inside the country and in neighboring nations where many continue to live. You can keep up with Joseph's writings here.
Furthermore, as you pray for the people of Sudan - both in Darfur and in the South - remember to pray that the hard-won peace that is coming has the potential to be just as destructive to the Sudanese way of life as the violence and war that is passing away. As the people of South Sudan build a new community and new lives around their reclaimed homelands, may we in the West be mindful of their beautiful culture and heritage as new and more modern techniques for development, education, and agriculture are inevitably introduced. And pray that the Gospel of Peace will spread in Sudan as God builds His Kingdom.