Bible and Beads for Sudanese Women

Rabuna Fi is Arabic for “God is here,” a common response when a Christian is trying to comfort someone who is sick or in trouble. In 1999, Vicky Bentley started a discipleship-training program for women in Sudan and called it Rabuna Fi. It has grown into a ministry that includes income generation through making and selling crafts, and literacy training. Every weekday, as many as 100 women come to a Bible Study on the compound, mostly different women each day based on language groups. For 5-6 hours, they join in prayer, worship, Bible study, drinking tea, and making crafts. Crafts include bark-covered journals and bead jewelry which is sold in the US. The craft income has allowed the women to spend time at a Bible study while still providing income for their family.