Thursday, Nov. 10: Our 6 team members from Doro have arrived safely to Nairobi, and are now settling into their respective homes and guesthouses. The nightly sounds of bombardment from 30 to 40km away have been taking an emotional toll on them. Pray that this would now be an opportunity for rest and refreshment.
The Blue Nile conflict at this point is threatening the security of the Doro base. However, all other bases (Melut, Malakal, and Thiangrial) are secure and unaffected. Although we are looking for other flights of opportunity, the remaining 5 team members will exit Doro on Monday 14 November by MAF charter. They are tired but doing well.
Update on Doro team (11 Nov 12:21pm South Sudan time)
MAF has redirected a flight to pick up our last 5 team members in Doro at 1:30pm this afternoon. They will be flown to Juba, sleep there overnight at the MAF compound, before heading to Nairobi on an MAF flight Saturday.
The situation is still deteriorating in the area, and there have been a total of three bombings across the border into Southern Sudan. The Doro team will remain in Nairobi until there is a semblance of security and stability in the the region. Streams of refugees have been pouring into the Doro area from Blue Nile State. Refugees are camping out around the clinic, for access to the borehole and medical attention. Please pray for our Sudanese staff who are continuing to keep the clinic running at a PHCU level (Primary Health Care Unit).
Pray for Bob Ihrig, Karissa Cail, Christiane Fox, Sheila West, and Neil ingall, as they are in transition. We thank God for giving them a measure of courage to persevere through difficult circumstances and close down the base in a thorough and efficient manner. Pray that a hedge of protection would guard the Doro base throughout this turbulent period.
· Please pray for the clinic as it reverts back to PHCU (Primary Health Care Unit) staffed by Sudanese community health workers.
· Pray for group debrief sessions in the coming weeks.
· Pray that the Lord would hold back conflict and restrain war-like political threats.