November, 1988

In November, 1988 the ACROSS Board decided to explore the possibility of initiating an integrated program – (Agriculture, Livestock, Education, Health and Water Development) in areas of Sudan under the control of SPLA (80% of South).

It was a difficult decision. At previous Board, the subject was rejected as a discussion item. The church had been consulted and approved.

There was no question of supporting SPLA – any agreement would be with Sudan Releif and Rehabilitation Association (SRRA).

ACROSS would operate under the umbrella of UN’s Operation Lifeline Sudan.

A lot of opposition to the decision – CMS (UK) withdrew.

John and Dianne Boyer resigned from CMS and joined SUM so they could continue with