Part of this quarter’s Thirteenth Sabbath Offering
will help build permanent dormitories at
Eyiera Adventist Vocational Academy in
southern Sudan, if the offering is large enough.
By some estimates more than six million people have been displaced within or outside Sudan since the second Sudanese civil war broke out in the early 1980s. In 2004 widespread violence broke out in Darfur, which has reportedly displaced some 2.5 million people within Sudan. According to some estimates another 180,000 people have been killed. Peacekeeping forces are working to establish peace within Sudan, but refugees continue to spill into neighboring countries, which is further destabilizing the region.