What We Do

Long-term missionaries empower South Sudanese to be leaders in a church planting movement, engaging them in discipling relationships primarily through the Water and Radio ministries.

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We take an indigenous approach to missions by empowering the South Sudanese to reach their own people. Missionaries mobilize local leaders to be ministers and church planters—supporting them with training, discipleship, and resources. The work of a missionary in South Sudan is inherently grueling, with rustic living conditions, foreign tribal languages, and local indigenous culture, but it is also incredibly rewarding.

Missionaries make an initial two-year commitment of service to South Sudan, facilitating church growth and community development in local communities. We currently have openings for various roles in Tonj and Mvolo where you would be serving alongside others on a team. 

If you are between the ages of 18 and 23, we strongly recommend you consider our internship program. Click here to learn more about being an intern.

I'm interested! Now what?

We would love to connect with you! Please fill out a missionary interest form. G. House, our Mobilization Lead, will contact you within two business days.

In the meantime, we invite you to review our Frequently Asked Questions about serving as a missionary in South Sudan.

I'm ready for the next step.

The next step in the application process is to complete the Initial Missionary Application. This will be submitted to the Missionary Lead and Director of Missionaries for review, and they will reach out to you within two business days to setup a meeting or phone call.

Once we are all confident that this is where the Lord is leading you, we will invite you to complete our Long-Term Missionary Application, which includes extensive personal questions, references, assessments, health testing, and financial information. You will be able to save and return to the application.

Click here to learn more about our application process and training program.

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Meet our missionary team.

Short-term trips to South Sudan support existing work and pioneer new areas for ministry.

Every Village takes a variety of trips to South Sudan


Pioneer trips connect our ministry with new communities, breaking ground for future initiatives. We are always looking to introduce more South Sudanese to the gospel and community development. You may visit a few villages or camp in one village during your time in South Sudan. You will learn and recite Chronological Bible Stories, serve the missionary team, spend time in prayer, interact with members of the community, and provide feedback to the team leader. 

Missionary Care

Missionary Care trips support missionaries by serving their spiritual, emotional, physical, and ministry needs. It is vitally important our long-term missionaries remain as healthy as possible. You may cook meals or take over various daily tasks, thus freeing up the missionary to relax and refresh. Performing a work project on their home or compound could be another way to assist the missionary. We invite friends and family of current long-term missionaries to participate in a Missionary Care Trip.


Mobilization trips introduce potential long-term missionaries to the reality of life in South Sudan. For those considering a calling to South Sudan, a short-term experience in the country can be an important step in the process. You will spend time with missionaries on the ground. You will learn and recite Chronological Bible Stories and participate in preliminary language learning. 


Survey trips give team members an opportunity to analyze current projects and processes, providing feedback on future plans. Creating avenues for strategic advisors to share input on our work makes ministry more effective. We take an annual trip to South Sudan to review and assess ministry operations and look for donors with significant business or entrepreneurial experience to participate. 


If you would like more information or have any interest in participating in one of the above trips, please contact Brad Beless (Brad.Beless@everyvillage.org or 713-414-5490) or fill out a brief interest form.