Supporting our Sustainability Drive

One of the critical aspects we’ve learnt through Covid-19, is that any charity / NGO HAS to create ways to be sustainable in order to serve those they’re called to serve more effectively.

We’re asking both supporters and partners to lift us to a level of higher impact through supporting our sustainability drive. What we’re specifically asking supporters and partners is for 100 people to each donate R 150 / about & $ 10 US for the next year. The aim of that is to help cover the basic operating costs of the organization. In this way, we aim to maximise our service and kingdom investment into our four S4J projects.

Here is a link to partner for 12 months with the Sudan Support Network (SSNet) in donating an amount of at least R 150 / $10 US. Be part of God’s solution in helping us to take the SSNet to the next level in all we do, to the glory of God.

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Run/Walk/Exercise for Bibles!

Blessing the people of Sudan and South Sudan with the Living Word of God.

Joy through having received the Bible in Sudan.

On 15 August 2020, a Run/Walk/Exercise for Bibles is taking place. You would have the opportunity to bless the people of Sudan and South Sudan through the S4J Bibles project.

The S4J is partnering with others to print, send and deliver 60,000 New Testaments and 10,000 complete Bibles to the people of Sudan and South Sudan.

You are encouraged to enter by making a donation of R 40. Send your name and surname as well as proof of donation to Norman. Do your 5 or 10 km run or walk on 15 August, on your own in your area with all social distance measures taken into account. Send a pic or detail of your activity by 3 pm (15:00)to Nuno. No less than FOUR cash prizes of R 500-00 each, 5 x 1 kg delicious Barika Coffee (whole beans or ground beans) would be allocated during a random draw later that afternoon. The draw is administered by Nuno.

This is a wonderful opportunity to bless the people of Sudan and South Sudan with Bibles in various languages of their choice.

Here is the link to the events page. Please have a look and take part if at all possible. It takes R 5 to sponsor a NewTestament and R 16 to sponsor a complete Bible.

Leoni Karsten-Raats posted on her Facebook page: My FB friends and family. Willem and I have already enrolled for the #SudanBibleProject 🏃 ✝️ The Campaign asks that we make a donation of R40. Even if it is R 5 for the New Testament and R16 a Bible. You are not limited to just the R40 and can make bigger donations of your choice ✝️ ✔️ I’m going to walk 3 x 5 km (for my mom, dad, and Uncle Steve) next Saturday, 15 Aug 2020. ✔️ With my entry, I paid 3 x x thereby sponsoring 3 x Bibles for Sudan. ✔️ Willem is going to walk 1 x 5 km and also sponsored a Bible of R16 for Sudan. ✔️ As a family, we could help 4 people each get a Bible. How awesome is this! You can also make a difference. Let’s bring Susan’s people closer to God ✝️✝️✝️
Tian Basson recently ran 100 km on 27 June 2020 and fundraised more than R 36,000 for the S4J Bibles for Sudan project. Here are the link to his profile on BackaBuddy. https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/tian-basson-s4j-challenge-for-2020

Below are some pics of previous trips with Bibles for the people of Sudan and South Sudan.

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Welcome to the S4J 2020 team

It was a wonderful week at S4J. Fourteen new athletes signed up at the S4J 2020 team. Welcome to each of you! At the S4J, we give people an opportunity to be actively involved in a worthwhile cause.

We have the opportunity to bless the people of Sudan with access to clean water, renewed eyesight through corrective eye surgeries, Bibles in their own language and means of living and educational opportunities for children.

Welcome to Marelize Stokhof, Therese Doman, Trudi Fourie, Hansie Louw, Dokka le Grange, Liza Hietbrink, Rosemary Tonkin, Henk Janse van Rensburg, Moneen Smit, Arrie Preller, Lizette Sander, Diederick Steyn, Richard Assegaai, and Phillip du Toit.

Cornel Metcalfe made a wonderful contribution to the S4J children’s project.

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Calling all runners: Sudan’s unreached need Jesus

A wonderful article on S4J, including a radio interview (recorded last week in Beirut – on S4J from 2:48 in the interview), information of S4J projects appear in Mission Network News of 5 November 2019 (today). Calling on all S4J athletes and supporters to check this out. Featuring some of the exciting news on S4J athletes like Andy Foster and Manda Gomes. Trusting that God would use this mightily.

Read it here!

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An Incredible week at Sudan / S4J / Barika Coffee / Delmas connection!

This is about as huge as it gets. All happening in ONE week…THIS week! It is a wonderful reminder of the S4J slogan: Changing Lives and Changing Nations !

  1. Sudan under new management.
  2. S4J 2020 year launched with 19 athletes joining four groups via BackaBuddy.
  3. The newly launched S4J coffee brand, Barika coffee’s online shop launched.
  4. The Beloved Clana Heydenrych from Delmas passed on to higher glory.

Sudan under new management.

A massive transition is taking place in Sudan. This week the new Sovreign Council was sworn in. Former President Omar al – Bashir is behind bars and under trial.

With former president Bashir on trial and behind bars… Photo link.
The new Sovereign Council has been sworn in on Wednesday 21 August 2019. Photo link.
General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan after being sworn in as head of Sudan’s newly formed sovereign council on August 21, 2019. EPA

The little-known general leading Sudan’s transition

New Prime Minister 

Hours after the new 11-member sovereign council took office in Sudan, the country’s new prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, was sworn in and vowed to make achieving peace and solving the country’s economic crisis a priority. Link to article on this.

The newly launched S4J coffee brand: Barika coffee’s online shop opened.

At S4J we’re fundraising to bless the people of Sudan and South Sudan in various practical ways, such as corrective eye surgeries, access to clean water, children’s education where it’s most needed and supplying Bibles to people in their own languages.

To strengthen wat we do as S4J, we’ve been blessed with our brand new own coffee brand, Barika Coffee. Barika means “blessing” in Arabic. This week we’ve been blessed to launch our online coffee store. The effect of that is that people from anywhere in South Africa, could now order Barika Coffee online. Funds raised in this way would be to fund our mission.

The S4J Barika Coffee online store launched. Barika is COFFEE WITH A STORY. To read more about this, go to the following link on our Barika website:

About The Company

Barika Coffee – coffee with a story.

To have a look at our brand new Barika website, click on this link

S4J Year 2020 launched with 19 athletes joining 4 groups via BackaBuddy.

The S4J uses the BackaBuddy as a platform to create a profile for each S4J athlete, fundraising for our S4J projects. During the past two days, no less than 19 athletes signed up for the S4J 2020 year that runs from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020.

Here is the link to our S4J fundraiser on BackaBuddy

Manda Gomes joined the S4J team on a visit to Beja country in February 2019. Here is a link to a short video on her story.

Every athlete has their own story. We appreciate everyone of the.

Our very first athlete that volunteered to be part of the S4J 2020 has her own amazing story of transformation. Anoeska Rautenbach’s won testimony that she weighed in at 130 kg in 2013. This changed to less that half that size weighing in at 61 kg. She is aiming to do the 89 km Comrades Marathon on 14 June 2020.

Anoeska at 130 kg in 2013…now at 61 kg. S4J, changing lives and changing nations.

The beloved Clana Heydenrych from Delmas passed on to higher glory.

Beloved Clana Heydenrych from our Delmas Beja prayer group passed away this week.

Clana Heydenrych here with S4J 2019 athlete Andy Foster. Mixed feelings! Well dearly miss Clana. Andy fundraised an incredible more than 10,000 Canadian dollar for corrective eye surgeries among the Beja during the S4J 2019 year through her running of the 2019 Comrades Marathon.

To view Andy’s story, here is a link to her story in a short video.

One of the paintings of Clana Heydenrych in our S4J office, this one of a Beja boy enjoying a cup of water.

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