Mundri, South Sudan
To partner with the church and community in Mundri, South Sudan to bring hope through gospel-centered healing, development, and discipleship. We hope to do this through theological education and leadership training, as well as improving education, community health, access to clean water, agriculture, and other activities that address the holistic needs of this community.
South Sudan interns will be working alongside the World Harvest Mission team in Mundri, an isolated district in South Sudan. The team currently consists of one family, two single men, and five single women, who interact and partner with local community, government and educational institutions.
Our primary partner is the Diocese of Mundri of the Episcopal Church of Sudan. The church is well established in Mundri, but struggling after years of war. It is a land recovering from poverty, disease, and 20 years of civil war with much of the infrastructure of the country destroyed or in disrepair. Travel is strenuous and communication is expensive. This is a challenging environment in need of renewal.
South Sudan Interns will support these efforts through:
- Work on community water supply projects*
- Working in the local health clinic (must be in at least 2nd year of PA or NP school, in 3rd/4th year of Medical School, or currently enrolled in Public Health program)
- Mission housing and Bible college campus construction projects
- Youth ministry**
- Interaction with and learning from long-term missionary team
- Cross-cultural engagement with local residents
*The water project involves project planning, coordinating with local water technicians, welding, plumbing, and installation of solar-powered pumps and distribution networks. Other construction projects include carpentry, welding, plumbing, electrical, and other general construction jobs. An engineering background, building experience, or general handiness is preferred.
**Youth ministry would involve informal one-on-one evangelism, discipleship, mentoring and friendship with South Sudanese youth. Volleyball, soccer, and other group activities are also a possibility.
Preference will be given to those considering long-term service. Interns will be supervised, but are expected to demonstrate significant independence and initiative.