Philip Chawech, recently shared with the members of Pacific Hills Lutheran Church his missionary work in South Sudan over the last several years as well has his current projects. During the Bible Study hour in Aker Hall, on Sunday, February, March 2, Philip told his story of fleeing South Sudan in 1994 to the United States. At one time Omaha was home to 8,000 Sudanese immigrants. The Sudanese members of Pacific Hills are members of the Nuer tribe. They were citizens of two villages in southern Sudan, Khoromchar and Uleng. The Sudan has been in civil wars for the past 50 years and only recently has been in relative peace. Philip, in partnership with local churches, has led missionary trips back to the South Sudan periodically as funds and the government allow him to return. Philip's wife and children remain back in South Sudan.
An Opportunity to Witness, An Opportunity to Help
Through local churches, and charities like UNICEF and Maiwut Christians Charity Community Action Group (MCCCAG), Philip has been able to provide assistance to the South Sudanese people back home. One of Philips past projects involved transporting a 150 lb clinic tent and medical supplies 100 miles on foot across the Ethiopia border into South Sudan.
With financial support from South Sudanese friends and partners from Pacific Hills Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska, the organization constructed two primary schools and a church in South Sudan. Currently Philip is in the process of raising funds for a new Community Center and School to serve Nuer Lutherans in Uleng.
More information about Philip Chawech and Maiwut Christians Charity Community Action Group (MCCCAG) can be found at www.mcccag.org. If you are interested in donating funds to Philips missionary work please contact the Pacific Hills Lutheran Church office.