Following two weeks of prayer and fasting, Favor held it's annual 2-week Training of Trainers (TOT) South Sudan conference in January.
Most of our students are Muslim Background Believers, who are soaking up the teaching with a deep spiritual hunger for the Lord. This conference also provides them intentional time to spend being refreshed in the presence of the Lord as they intercede for their nations and prepare to someday return as missionaries.
Attendees included 44 students in our South Sudan Bible college Favor International School of the Harvest (FISH), our field missionary coordinators, and many of our field missionaries.
Hafiz, a former deputy Imam in Islam, is one of our current FISH students who shared his testimony during a session on practical ways to reach out to Muslims. Hafiz got born again when a couple of our missionaries shared the Gospel with him in Wedweil, South Sudan (see previous coverage of Wedweil).
In-house class and discussion times is always incomplete without practical experience. During the conference, students also went door-to-door to witness to those in the neighborhood and pray for the sick. On one day of this, we witnessed at least 19 more souls put their faith in Jesus!
This TOT conference also provided a lot of opportunity to strategize on the next locations we need to send our missionaries, taking into account unreached people group areas, tribal wars, and Muslim strongholds.
We focus heavily on holiness, fear of the Lord, and Christ-likeness, for with these we know we can continue strong!