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 […]

Bread of Life

Jesus told his followers in John 6:35, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” He was referring to spiritual food. However, his statement followed the miracle of his feeding 5000 people with 5 barley loaves and 2 […]

Peace in the Midst of a Storm

Over 2 million South Sudanese have fled their homes due to violent fighting, and 4.8 million people are facing food shortage. Civil war is creating havoc for the newest nation. Yet The community of Akot continues to experience peace. Thankfully there has been no fighting in Akot.   There have been some challenges as a […]

Women of Hope

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8 & 9   Dear Friends,   So many of you have inquired about our Dinka family in South Sudan after hearing the horrific […]