BUILDING AWARENESS!"Building HOPE Through Education and Development." Please unite with us as we raise awareness for South Sudan and the Lost Boys. Help us build the Ajuong Library Education Center. Be part of the team. Become a Framer of Freedom!
On our April 2013 Easter Mission Trip to Paliau Village, we had the official groundbreaking of the Ajuong Library Education Center, marked out the land, posted the building sign, distributed school supplies, toothbrushes, backpacks and soap to the children, medical supplies for the clinic, and became an International NGO with the Republic of South Sudan! Now it is time to build! Next scheduled trip: November 2013 to begin construction.
We are Currently in Building Phase 1: $95,300.00 Goal for November 2016 to begin construction of the Ajuong Library Education Center in Paliau Village, South Sudan. See the South Sudan Mission tab at the top of homepage for details.
2013 Groundbreaking of the Ajuong Library Education Center
EWTN The World Over – Mosque at Ground Zero - Raymond Arroyo Interviews Dr. Walid Phares, a senior fellow at the Foundation
for the Defense of Democracies where he focuses on Middle East history and politics, global terrorist movements,
democratization and human rights. The World Over on EWTN with Raymond Arroyo is an incredible media outlet
for current Global and National Catholic news events and briefs.
On Fri. Aug. 27, 2010, Raymond interviewed Dr. Phares. Issues discussed ranged from the history of the Cordoba House to the
Mosque at Ground Zero. Dr. Phares also leads the foundation's Future of Terrorism Project, which considers
how the Jihadi-Islamist threat will mutate over time and what can be done to defend against new, more deadly strains
(SIOUX FALLS, SD) 07/17/12: MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT - THE WORD IN THE WORLD WITH FR. MIKE MANNING - July 29th and 31st, 2012.
Lisa Marie Johnson, Executive Director and Atem Garang Juowei, Building Construction Mgr. and Lost Boy, featured on The Word in The World with Father Mike Manning on July 29th and 31st, 2012. The broadcast aired on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network), TCC (The Church Channel) and other local church channels reaching over 200,000 households. For a listing near you: PROGRAM GUIDE and WORD NET PRODUCTIONS. After the broadcast the show will be archived online. View pictures of the taping here! Atem Garang did great!
(SIOUX FALLS, SD) 05/06/12: MISSION HOPE SOUTH SUDAN - NEW OFFICE LOCATION. YOU ARE INVITED TO JOINUS!
Mary's Project - Mission HOPE South Sudan has opened a new storefront location in Sioux Falls at; 1412 W. 12th Street (1/2 block east of West St on the North side). Material donations including books, school supplies, computers, laptops, kindles, as well as monetary support are now being accepted for drop-off.
Mission HOPE South Sudan - Library Education Center Building Project summer office hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 11 a.m and weekends. We ask that you call ahead for an appointment. For more information or to get involved please call or e-mail: (605) 251-2110, (605) 271-8954 or
Thank you Keloland and Angela Kennecke for the great story and support! SIOUX FALLS, SD - "KELOLAND News has been following the story of a lost boy, now living in Sioux Falls, who has made it his mission to help his people back in South Sudan. And now anyone in Sioux Falls can also be part of the effort to educate African children.The Kakuma refugee camp in Africa is a world away from Sioux Falls but there is a connection here, albeit a lost one. Sioux Falls lost boy Atem Juowei is about to meet his two teenage brothers who are living here, for the very first time." Click picture for Keloland Video Player and full story by Angela Kennecke.
(SIOUX FALLS, SD) 02/06/12: MISSION TRIP REPORT AND HIGHLIGHTS.
Sioux Falls, SD - "In November KELOLAND News brought you the story of one Lost Boy of Sudan's mission to go
back and help his homeland. Atem Juowei, along with the help of Mary's Project, collected school supplies here in Sioux Falls for children in his village and made plans to build a library there. While Atem remains in Sudan working to bring his brothers to the U.S., one of the members of Mission Hope South Sudan is back to show us the progress they made in the third-world country." Click Keloland Video Player for full story by Angela Kennecke.
(SIOUX FALLS, SD) 01/28/12: MISSION TRIP REPORT AND HIGHLIGHTS. Please stay tuned as we begin to post reports, video and pictures of our amazing five week Mission HOPE South Sudan Trip 2011-2012.
Our first trip was a great blessing and success. We have secured 100 acres of land to begin our Library Education Center Building Project, now underway. Meet our Team and Building Project:
(SIOUX FALLS, SD) 8/4/11:MARY'S PROJECT ANNOUNCES MISSION HOPE SOUTH SUDAN 2011-2012.
Mary's Project has partnered with Atem Juowei, a Lost Boy of South Sudan, now from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for an upcoming Christmas Reunion Trip to the new and free "Republic of South Sudan" and Library Education Center Building Project. Please View our Mission Featured on CBS:
After decades of civil war and persecution from Government forces of the North, the Christians of South Sudan have won their independence becoming the newest Country in the world on July 9, 2011. In joyful celebration, Mary's Project will join the Lost Boys Reunion in South Sudan for a long awaited trip from separated family, and to celebrate the Lord's birth.
The trip will kick off "Library Educational Center Building Project" in a South Sudan Village as well as Mary's Project MISSION HOPE SOUTH SUDAN Outreach Program in Sioux Falls, SD. Stay posted for ongoing news updates as we prepare for our mission trip. United in a mission of solidarity, together we make this project possible!
Mission HOPE South Sudan Trailer: "Mary's Project" Library Educational Center Building Project