Prayer Request – Matthew Riak


Please be in prayer for our NALC Missionary, Matthew Riak. He was commissioned at our 2012 NALC Convocation. He has had to evacuate his ministry at St. Luke’s in South Sudan due to recent unrest. Please read the letter below and the PDF that follows. Our pastors recommended and the Executive Council approved for the CMD to pay for one semester tuition for Matthew’s son. You may keep up with Matthew by subscribing to South Sudan Partners at –

Dear St. Luke’s and Riak family prayer partners,

The grace of God and peace is with you. I pray that you are continue pray for my family and the crisis in South Sudan. I pray that the work of the devil will not be allow to take route in any way, and I will never run away from the Satan plan, even though we lost the great works we have done for St. Luke’s Theological College in Bor. Therefore, you will find an attached for the new director that God Almighty is wanted us to follow for a short-term mission util the situation may be come into normal in South Sudan. Please your advise is need here and your prayers will help find ways to be the agent and ambassadors of His word in whatever form.

I also encourage you to pray for Emmanuel to be back to his school since he has started his preschool this last Monday and we fall short of resource to pay his school fee, then the school ask us to wait until we provide the tuition. I hope, God is the provider for all we need, his school fees is about four hundred dollars per semester. He turn 4 years last week in Jan 4th.

Grace and peace,
Achol, Matthew and Emmanuel Riak

St. Luke’s Proposal (PDF)       Refugee Photos (PDF)

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