“Widespread ethnic cleansing, burning villages, looming starvation, and gang rape “so prevalent that it’s become ‘normal.’” This is what UN experts found when they took a 10-day trip to the African country of South Sudan in late November. Since civil war broke out there in December 2013, as many as 50,000 people have been killed. More than 2.3 million people have been forced to flee their homes. Around 6 million people are currently at risk of going hungry, and 70 percent of schools have been closed due to the fighting.”

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In spring of 2018 the Lord told Uganda National Director Esther Tendo and President Emily Wierenga to intercede for South Sudan for 40 days. Following that, He gave the orders to plant a Lulu Tree seed in Adjumani, a South Sudanese refugee camp on the Ugandan border with over 1.8 million refugees including pastors, single mothers, and countless child-headed households.

As of June 2018 The Lulu Tree hired three men (see below) who will comprise The Lulu Tree East Africa Vision Team. This team’s mission is to go where God is leading and help to nurture The Lulu Tree in new countries in East africa, beginning in South Sudan, with the Adjumani refugee camp.

Please pray for Enoch, Baptist and Emmy, lawyers, pastors and human rights graduates who will be heading to the camp for months at a time to intercede and get connected with local pastors in the hopes of helping them to bring hope to God’s hurting people.

Partner with the South Sudanese Refugee Program and bring hope to refugees living in Uganda. Due to the violence in South Sudan, over 1.4 million refugees have crossed the border and are now living in Uganda. The situation is dire; those displaced have been through terrible trauma and are living in extreme poverty in overcrowded conditions. There is currently no hope of going back to South Sudan, so they must find a way to start over in Uganda.

Compounding the crisis is the fact that 84% of the refugees are women and children, with many child-headed households trying to make it on their own.

The Refugee Program sends help through Mama Kit outreaches, pastor support, prayer clinics, and other support as needed. Business microloans and training are provided to help refugees establish a new life and support their families. Our Lulu Family in Uganda is dedicated to reaching out in love to welcome in those fleeing South Sudan, helping them heal and build a new life.

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