Shelvis and Nancy Smith-Mather Prayer Card

Use this card as you pray for mission co-workers Revs. Shelvis and Nancy Smith-Mather. This card includes a photo and overview of their work. Tragically, after surviving decades of civil war and achieving independence, South Sudan continues to endure cycles of ethnic, political and resource-based conflict. This violence, however, does not reflect the hearts of the masses who long for a peaceful future for their children. While South Sudanese work diligently to address these issues, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Reformed Church in America have joined their efforts by sending Reverends Nancy & Shelvis Smith-Mather. Shelvis is the Principal of the RECONCILE Peace Institute (RPI). The RPI equips leaders to initiate sustainable peace in places of high conflict and trauma. Nancy is the Project Manager for the South Sudan education and peace building project, developing peace and advancing education in collaboration with the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan, Across, Yei Teacher Training College and RECONCILE International.

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  1. Continued prayers for strength and courage for your baby Jordan, and for the two of you as you walk this journey together. May God bless you and keep you in his loving grace and mercy.

    by Rev. Trina Portillo

    November 17, 2012

  2. Shelvis and Nancy my prayers are with you during this challenging time. May you continue to find strength and hope in the God who is able to do abundantly more than we can ask or think.

    by SanDawna Ashley

    November 1, 2012

  3. What a moving and beautiful story. Blessings and all best wishes to both of you and to your dear Jordan. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Peace and love, Kris

    by Kris Birkness

    October 30, 2012

  4. Hello Nancy and Shelvis, Prayers begin now for your precious Jordan! I agree with Connie, above: South Sudan is blessed to have you! Blessings and warm regards, Gretchen

    by Gretchen R. Chateau

    October 30, 2012

  5. Dear Lord. Jordan's Story Touched my Heart. Prayers for Mom & Dad. How Very Beautiful to Share this Birth with Us. And. God Bless. For a Healthy Baby. In the Name of Jesus. Amen. Love. Sandy. ♥ Luke 8:24 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. +

    by Sandy Majeski

    October 29, 2012

  6. Dear Friends, We are praying for you and celebrating the life of Jordan. May you continue to feel God's presence and mercies! Love, Amy Kim

    by Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks

    October 29, 2012

  7. First Presbyterian Church Westminster, Maryland Our church's mission team has decided to support your work in South Sudan (and wherever the Lord leads you at this time). We will be forwarding $1,500 to your account soon. Although I cannot make promises, I expect that this support will continue annually while you are serving the people of South Sudan. May the Lord richly bless you and the work you are doing.

    by Steve Halstead

    March 7, 2012

  8. Even in middle school you were an inspiration. I am so proud of the work that you two are doing for this planet and it's people. I shared this with Mosi Secret. He is now a journalist at the NY Times. He said that you were still the same! Chris, Omar, Mosi, and you made an awesome academic team! Take care and be safe....South Sudan is blessed to have you!

    by Connie Tahtinen

    February 21, 2012