Choir Travels From America To Celebrate Christmas With Displaced Persons in South Sudan

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A choir from the Flat Iron Church in America traveled to Nimule to join the displaced in celebrating Christmas and the New year.

29 December 2015

Pastor Soka(in black suit) of the US based Flat Iron Church together with the choir in Nimule [Photo| Lioto Samuel]

By Lioto Samuel

NIMULE, 28 December 2015[Gurtong]- The group led by Pastor Patrick Soka, said that sharing Christmas with the needy people like refugees and internally displaced persons is a call from God.

The choir launched an album titled, ‘Being knocked down does not mean being knocked out,’ which sends a message to the displaced persons that, their current state of life will come to an end.

“As the bible says, one word to a wise is enough. I believe your life cannot remain the same. Very many times, we are being smitten down by situations, say evil and all the negative influences of this world.” said Pastor Patrick Soka.

“We must contend with whatever the world confronts us with because at every situation still, there will always be something you can do to help yourself out. Refuse to be defeated, refuse to stay down.” He added.

“Being knocked down does not mean being knocked out. Yes you may have been knocked down by sin, situations but always refuse to stay where the enemy pushed you, stand up again, gather your lessons, shake off the dust, put yourself together and walk again.” Said the pastor to the multitudes of internally displaced persons who had come to receive the consignment of clothes, shoes and sacks of beans, rice and cooking oil, mattresses and blankets, which the team procured locally for the displaced people, mainly women and children.

The fraternity of the displaced people, mainly from upper Nile and Western Equatoria State gave their appreciated the love showed by the choir.

“I am so delightful on behalf of all the displaced men and women living here as internally displaced people, for the support the South Sudanese fraternity living in the USA are showing us. Last month, a team from Australia gave the orphaned children a donation of money for their school needs and now this. We are happy really. Thank you all.” said the Vice chairman of the internally displaced people from Upper Nile State. Mr. Paul Nibong Asowad.

The team from the US also promised to send in cash contributions, to help in meeting the basic needs of the internally displaced people in Nimule region.


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