South Sudan

South Sudan

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Holston Conference has been in a partnership with a community of United Methodists in Yei, South Sudan, since 2005. Over the years, Holston congregations and church members have invested more than $3 million to build churches, establish orphanages, provide education, dig wells, offer medical care and multiple other life-giving services throughout the East African nation.

In 2016, civil war again erupted in South Sudan. Escaping violence and starvation, many of the people that Holston members are closest to ran to neighboring Uganda.

Since then, they’ve been living in a refugee camp in the Arua District of northwest Uganda, waiting to go back home. The people include 37 orphans, 15 pastors, and about 20 staff who Holston Conference has committed to keeping safe.



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How to help

You may give online now or mail a check to:
Holston Foundation
P.O. Box 900
Alcoa, TN 37701

For more information about giving to South Sudan, please email Paul Bowman, Holston Foundation president.

For more information about Holston Conference's South Sudan mission, please email Rev. Mike Sluder, director of connectional ministries.