Category: Newsletters

Goats for Christmas

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, the Bing Crosby hit from 1943, will not be heard in the refugee camps in Uganda. I am sure the South Sudanese living in the camps do dream of going home, but it won’t be happening this Christmas. LWCT is trying to make the best of their displacement period by…

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What’s Happening in the Refugee Camps?

I am so glad you asked. Just like every other place in the world the COVID pandemic has far-reaching effects, well beyond the symptoms of the virus. For our brothers and sisters living in refugee camps, the problems are compounded by the recent trauma of having to flee their homeland due to violence. As you…

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Overflowing Thanks to God

Many of you have asked how the food distribution has progressed since the appeal went out in July. My one word summary of the whole endeavor is “wow”. It is amazing to me to watch how God works through His people. It makes me wonder, if He creates or allows dire situations to arise just…

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Back to School Woes

Here in the United States we are plagued with questions about school this year. Will the children return to classrooms like before? Or will they stay at home and learn by live teachers on Zoom or by video recorded lessons online? If they go back to classrooms we ask, “will we need to purchase uniforms…

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More Precious Than Jewels

A Rare Jewel “God has the power to transform our lives from nothing to something great in His eyes for His glory, only if we yield our lives to Him and for Him,” says Joyce Muraa. I first met Joyce on my visit to the refugee camps in Uganda in January. I recognized that she…

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Once a Soldier, Always a Soldier

I first met John Deng in 2003, while leading our first medical team to Akot, South Sudan. We were helping an American missionary start churches by holding bush clinics in communities around Akot. John was the first of several young men being trained to tell Bible stories which would lead to church plants. John and…

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Were You There?

There they crucified him (Jesus), along with the criminals–one on his right, the other on his left. One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us.” But the other criminal rebuked him and said to Jesus: “Rmember me when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus…

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Ebenezer Secondary School

“Ebenezer”, mentioned in 1Samuel 7:12, refers to a stone that was erected to commemorate a victory for the Israelites. The word ebenezer actually means “stone of help”. What an appropriate name for this secondary school established by the Baptist Churches in Bidi Bidi Refugee Camp. Bidi Bidi is the largest of 11 camps in Northern…

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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…

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