Lynn Treneary, South Sudan

Lynn Treneary, South Sudan

Now back in the UK, having been encouraging and strengthening people while teaching English at Chaima Christian Institute, working with evangelist teams and Mothers’ Union.

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Maridi has suffered from more than 50 years of civil war within Sudan and South Sudan. Education, social services and healthcare are scarce. Life is tough but most people have faith. People in Maridi gain strength from being reminded that they are a loved part of the global Church of Christ. I hope my presence reassures them of this.

My role is teaching English at Chaima Christian Institute. Chaima is a shining light in a troubled place and needs help with its development. I aim to be loving and active member of the community and Church.

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    Give thanks for new mission partners who will begin training with CMS this autumn before heading to Africa: Aaron Stanbury will be working with young people in Kenya and Sarah and Simon Cawdell will serve in Gulu, northern Uganda. Read more

  • Uganda: South Sudanese refugees

    We praise God with local partner Sam Malish for the children’s ministry taking place in refugee camps. Sam asks for prayer for plans to come together to expand this work into another refugee settlement, called Bidibidi. Please pray, too, for refugees’ food supply; rations have been limited to 70 per cent of the recommended amount for […] Read more

Lynn’s story

I am mother to two daughters and hail from Southport, Merseyside. I met Jesus as a young child but I did not become a committed church member until I was 40 and living in Alford, Aberdeenshire. That’s when Jesus started to put my life together. Through serving with children’s ministry, Alpha courses and at New Wine weeks I learned how to come close to God.

While attending Christ Church, Southport I met Trisha Wick, who was serving with Church Mission Society in Maridi. I felt God might be calling me to go there. After prayer and confirmation I went out in 2011 and knew I was doing what God wanted me to do, in the right place and at the right time.

I visited CMS to see about being a short-term missionary in 2013, following advice from my vicar. When I met the CMS team, they felt like family. They have a wealth of wisdom and knowledge on cross-cultural mission. While I was serving short-term, Maridi was hit by civil war. The support I received from CMS enabled me to be a blessing. I was able to encourage the Church, attend the wounded and distribute aid. I did not hesitate to apply to be in long-term mission after that and now through CMS I have many partners in the Church who are praying for Maridi and for me.

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