The Good News and the Bad News

Is anyone else as tired as I am of the media’s incessant focus on the US political situation? It is as if nothing else important is happening in the entire world. Or is it that we just that do not care about anything or anyone other than ourselves? Sadly, there is news that we need […]

Not By Bread Alone

Amidst all the grim news of war and famine, there is some good news coming out of South Sudan. A team of 10 volunteers from the US recently returned from Akot in Western Lakes State. We witnessed amazing progress during our site visit of Akot Christian Ministries. We were greeted by a huge welcoming celebration […]

Look What God Has Done

I am a list person. Although it helps keep me focused, I constantly feel overwhelmed by so many tasks left on the list at the end of the day. The ministry needs of our work in Akot are huge and ongoing. It is easy to focus on those needs and let them overwhelm us, but […]

A Jubilant Celebration in Akot

Akot Christian Ministries (aka: Living Water Community Transformation) held their 3rd graduation ceremony on December 5, 2016 in Akot, South Sudan. Reverend Gabriel Amat, Director of Education for Akot Christian Ministries described the event. “The graduation was very colorful. It was attended by over 3000 people. The guests were the chiefs of Akot, and those […]

The Perfect Gift

What gift shall I give to the person who already has everything? How about something necessary, to a person who needs everything, but given in your loved one’s name? “Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with […]

Thankful for Food

“Why is Thanksgiving Day always about food?” That is a question that I grumbled about for many years. When I was working as an RN I would always volunteer to work on Thanksgiving Day in hopes that I would be scheduled off on Christmas Day. Thanksgiving seemed like a lot of work, and it was […]