From 2002 to 2011 Lifestreams International trained in a four-year strategic missions curriculum for Sudanese nationals at a cost of slightly over $300,000 to evangelize and disciple through a micro-broadcasts system, targeting the major dialects and most of the thirty-four dialects that are still basically untranslated and without adapted alphabets. SSCEN was registered with the government of Sudan in February of 2011 and given license to operate mobile FM broadcasting of multiple units on a single frequency, enabling the over-ride of a fifteen to thirty year loop of translation and literacy in South Sudan, thus delivering hi-density information in dialects for evangelism, leadership, and social arbitration. An excess of 1,100 students graduated from three different levels. Out of this number there are reported to be approximately 560 who are now actually grouped in the field in their various regions to be involved in the implementation of the SSCEN outreach network across 8 of the 10 states at this time.
In July of this year the new parliament of the new Republic of South Sudan emerged from of its first session with changes in the Ministry of Information and Education that now require any Broadcast License holders to be on the air by the end of 2011 or forfeit said license and re-register under new rulings that would end our mobile ability. It is absolutely necessary for us to get at least one of the three planned transmitters in operation for our pilot program and immediately pay the frequency fees. This will secure our pre-registry and allow us to continue implementation asmobile broadcasting stations functioning as schools of evangelism. In addition, this will enable us to compile a report of statistics for future fund raising to properly place other two transmitters needed for the program early next year.
Micro-broadcasting as a missions tool of outreach for pre- literate dialects has yet to become an effective, proven system to catalyze an indigenous Christian movement that is capable of producing saturation church planting. I believe that our phase one training (along with the special conditions in South Sudan) is able to carry an interdenominational, indigenous movement and ignite a significant out-pouring of the Holy Spirit along with gift ministries in leadership.