The Hurley MinistryMay 20, 2013 Pastoral Word
Founded in 2002, Sufficiency of Scripture Ministries (SOS) is a Christian non-profit organization which seeks to provide humanitarian aid and biblical training to all those in need. Shannon Hurley, one of our missionaries and the founder of SOS, began the ministry after seeing the overwhelming physical and spiritual needs of the Ugandan people. These needs primarily are a result of the horrific reign of Idi Amin in the 1970s and the devastating results of the AIDS epidemic.
Shannon was introduced to the country of Uganda in 1995 after traveling to the country of Kenya with a group of ten other volunteers on a short-term missions trip. While in Kenya, he met a Kenyan missionary to Uganda. During this visit, Shannon went with ten others through the country of Uganda. This trip made a tremendous impact on Shannon. His heart was moved by the love and joy of the Ugandan people. In January 2002, Shannon returned to the beloved country. The purpose of his visit was to see what opportunities he might have for the future. Consequently, SOS Ministries was born.
Shannon is married to Danielle and they have five children: Emma (10/15/1993), Elisa (5/12/1999), Ethan (7/17/2002), Evan (10/1/2005), and Emmitt (12/17/2008). They have been serving in Uganda since 2006.