Petros Network has made a strategic partnership with Pastor Kirk Yamaguchi and Canyon View Vineyard Church to launch church planting initiatives throughout South Sudan this February.
Pastor John Wandera of Uganda has been selected as the indigenous leader for this major outreach. Pastor John has already planted forty-six churches in Uganda, Kenya, and South Sudan. Beyond what John has done professionally, and for the Kingdom of God, he also has a heart for orphaned children. He currently supports 350 children through an orphanage. John and his wife, Jesca, are parents to eighteen children, four bioligical and fourteen adopted.
John has set a goal for himself to double the amount of churches he has already planted, for a total of ninety-two. He also would like to expand the orphanages to allow room for many more children who are in need. His alliance with Petros Network and Canyon View Vineyard church has the potential to make that dream possible.
Pastor Ray Noah, President of Petros Network, reports “South Sudan is ripe for the gospel; however the cost for planting churches in South Sudan is significantly more expensive than in Ethiopia. Due to significant ravages of 40 years of war, our efforts are going to also include a micro-grant project to help a pastor become sustainable.” Canyon View Vineyard has initiated the first 25 church plants at $2950 a church with the first training conference held in February of 2013.
Petros Network anticipates many more church plants to follow and include the advancement of Redemptive Lift efforts such as orphan sponsorship, widow micro-grants, clean water initiatives, medical relief, agricultural development, etc.