Favor’s work is concentrated in the war-affected areas of Uganda and South Sudan.
Uganda has struggled under a series of dictators who decimated the nation’s once robust economy. The impact was greatest in the north, which suffered the control of ruthless rebel forces for nearly 25 years. Infrastructure and businesses were wantonly destroyed as education, skilled workers and churches vanished. The emotional trauma wrought throughout the region was incalculable, fracturing the fabric of society and leaving nearly 50% of the nation’s population age fifteen and under, with a life expectancy of just 55 years. Now after a decade of peace, the north still fights corruption and poverty in its journey of recovery.
Favor was established in the north during the height of the rebel’s war. Today, we continue to walk with its people through the long-term process of restoration. Our work reaches every level of society to raise a new generation of leaders established on the secure foundation of Christ.
South Sudan, the newest nation in the world, has suffered the longest conflict in African history. Since December 2013, it is estimated that over 50,000 people have been killed and four million have been displaced. Sixty-six years of civil war have created a generation who know of no life apart from war and poverty, while the nation’s ranking as one of the world’s most dangerous places for aid workers thwart many efforts for relief. In the face of the world’s worst food crisis, crushing inflation and the daily fear of death, the Sudanese people have asked again and again: “Will you please bring us Bibles?” We have done so and will continue working with government and spiritual leaders to support the process of reconciliation and restoration through the influence of the Gospel. We are also actively involved in the Sudanese displacement camps in the north of Uganda bringing the Gospel teaching and discipleship. The road ahead is long, but we anticipate great success by the grace of God through the proven model formed in wars of Uganda.