MT. JULIET, Tenn. (BNc) — Don Humphries gave a report on the progress of the work in South Sudan Sunday night, Mar. 3, at the Mt. Juliet congregation. Churches are being established, a new Bible training program has had three sessions of preacher training, and a medical clinic cares for needs for many.

Don is a member of the Mt. Juliet missions committee. He has been instrumental in working with the effort in South Sudan.

Don also works with the World English Institute as a major outreach in the country.

South Sudan became an independent country in 2011. It has an estimated population of 8 million, most of whom live on subsistence farming.

Precious little has been done by religious groups or by churches of Christ.

Don’s report was part of Mt. Juliet’s Missions Emphasis Day to highlight their missions efforts and raise funds for a church building in Ukraine.