Letter of Introduction and Request of Information
Dear Sir / Madam
Thank you for making the time to view this page. We have set up a simple form to collect basic information about your Church/Congregation that will be used for creating church directory to be available for public information on our website (www.thechristiantimes.net).
This exercise is part of the South Sudan Directory of Churches and Religious Institutions project initiated by the Good Shepherd Foundation (GSF) and is being implemented by The Christian Times (TCT) an affiliate of the Good Shepherd Foundation. GSF is a Christian not for profit organization registered with South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission with focus on education, advocacy, and peacebuilding.
TCT executes advocacy and media related activities of GSF. It was established in 2004 and has been publishing stories of hope and inspiration for the last 14 years. Its print version was halted in 2014 due to economic difficulty in South Sudan, but reporting has continued through our online platform [www.thechristiantimes.net] targeting masses of South Sudanese diaspora and in South Sudan. TCT positions itself on reporting through its Christian viewpoint. It promotes positive messaging with commitment to its mission of informing, educating, inspiring and restoring hope among South Sudanese. We work closely with Churches and likeminded civil society groups to bring our readers up to date with credible and balance reporting that is manifested in well-researched and objective content in the categories of current news, features, analysis, and opinions. With our social media tools, we have built significant following on Twitter and Facebook of 600 and 2000 respectively.
TCT has recognized the huge information gap that currently exists in South Sudan for nationals and foreign visitors who may want to know for example what churches are in Juba, where they are located, and what times their services are scheduled etc. We believe by establishing this database, it this will increase church attendance, as well as making your church/congregation known.
It is in this light that TCT has embarked on this project to collect and profile basic information of Churches and other religious institutions in Juba, to create a Directory of Churches and other religious institutions. Once completed, this Directory will be made available on our website as well as in print for easy referencing, location and data. Your church will be notified about the availability of the directory.
Once again, we thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Yours in Christ
Good Shepherd Foundation, South Sudan
Founder/Executive Director, GSF
Associate Editor, TCT