The Birds Can Fly

You know that feeling parents have when they drive off and leave their college age child on the college campus the first time? That is how we, as the Board of Living Water Community Transformation felt as we released Akot Christian Ministries in December. I felt like a mother bird pushing the chicks our of […]

How Do You Help Orphan

“Mama Ayen how do u help orphan? Now i am a orphan for both father and mother. How do (can) u help me in this situation. i am in school and i have 5 brothers and 3 sisters, i don,t have power to feed them. If possible u can help me in the name of […]

Trash or Treasure

I find it fascinating to be be a part of two extremely different cultures. You and I may not realize it, but we are rich by most of the world’s standards. At this time of year we are encouraged to count our many blessings. But what do we really consider to be our blessings? The […]

The Beginning of Knowledge

Education has become highly valued among the South Sudanese people. This was not always true in the Dinka culture. Because of so much turmoil in the world’s newest nation, schools are increasingly difficult to maintain, for both the government and for private institutions. The number of operational schools has been reducing steadily over the past […]

Chosen to Lead: John Poth’s Story

“The whole town of Akot was set on fire by General Riak Machar, so we had no school for 2 years,” said John as he relayed his life story to me many years ago. It was a story I won’t forget. Riak Machar was serving as the Vice President of South Sudan at the time […]

Kingdom Work

“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so the birds of the air come and perch in it’s branches.” Matthew […]