Monday, April 17, 2017

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Justin and Amy Culp: Reaching the Lopit People of South Sudan

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“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes…” – Revelation 7:9

From 2010-2011, Justin spent over a year in Southern Sudan doing evangelism in some very lost areas, and helping disciple some of the local pastors.  While there, he came face to face with the great need for the gospel in many parts of this new country.  After Justin and Amy got married in 2011, they raised support and went back to South Sudan to work on church planting and discipleship.

Pioneers believes strongly in reaching unreached peoples, church planting movements and a passion for God.  Justin and Amy have been working with Pioneers to start reaching the millions of unreached people in Southern Sudan with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Their goal is to disciple local believers to be strong leaders in their local churches and to start reaching the rest of their own tribes and fellow Sudanese people.  This happens mostly through relationship and Bible Study as we seek to avoid dependency-building “platforms.”

The Lopit people live in and around the Lopa Mountains in South Sudan.  The people group is approximately 76,000 people according to the Joshua Project, with almost no Evangelical Christians.  With no Bible translation and very little church planting activity, their eternal outlook is rather bleak.

Justin and Amy plan to spend however long it takes in Sudan helping bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to these unreached, hopeless people.  We are working in the villages with a few believing people to try and spread the gospel and teach Bible stories to those who are believing.  We believe firmly that the Sudanese church can stand on its own without outside, western aid, and we fully intend to partner with the Sudanese church in a way that will empower the locals, while not being afraid to stay as long as it takes to build real disciples and see a growing, thriving, reproducing church in a tribe without their own Bible. 

Would you be willing to pray and/or financially support us as we follow God’s call in this endeavor? 

Use the link on the right side of the page to donate, or support can be sent to:


c/o Justin and Amy Culp - 111886
10123 William Carey Dr.
Orlando, FL  32832

Sunday, April 16, 2017

April 29, 2017

This is a short update, with lots of last-minute preparations there just hasn’t been a lot of news to report!

We’re leaving Kansas City on May 11th.  We have a lot of traveling around to do before we go back to South Sudan.  Justin will be in Chicago for a couple of days at an Orality conference, and then we’ll be in Orlando for a week where we’ll be trying, again, to recruit new members for our team.  After that it’s back to St. Louis while Justin goes to Kansas City to finish cleaning the house, and then on June 6th we’re leaving! 

Justin’s surgery has been a pretty big success so far.  Since surgery he’s lost over 125lbs and is in the best shape of his life.

               Ezekiel got tubes in his ears on April 19th, please pray that he is recovering well from that.  We have lots of transitions this month with packing, moving around, visiting family, returning vehicles, saying goodbye, and more.  Please pray that our kids do well and stay healthy during this time, and that God provides for what we need! 

Thanks for praying for us!

Justin, Amy, Ezekiel and Caleb Culp