As we all know, germs are everywhere and they are easily spread through most everyday activities. In East African culture though, this understanding of how infection spreads is less ingrained than in Western societies. Many health issues are simply caused by a lack of hygiene understanding which can be addressed by the sharing of knowledge and practical training.
This is why the Trumpeter Community Health Project exists. They are taking up the challenge, aiming to train every member of every community in and around Juba about the importance of handwashing. In order to make this happen, they also work alongside locals to install community latrines with handwashing stations.
Please pray for the Trumpeters as they continue their work. A cultural shift is required so that more and more people prioritise latrine usage and handwashing, moving away from open defecation that can be so damaging to public health.
On a spiritual level, please also pray that the Trumpeters would be able to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, who cleans hearts to be whiter than snow.
Psalm 51: 10 – ‘Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.’