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A Celebration of Lights

It was late Thursday afternoon, six days into installing solar power, lights, and plugs in the compound. The last problem was fixed and everything was working. One of the team members asked, “Can we have a celebration party?” “Absolutely!” was the answer … and the planning was on! Gabriel talked to all the helpers to […]

A Light in the Darkness

“Since the outbreak of conflict in 2013, South Sudan has been confronted with many challenges, particularly large population displacements, chronic hyperinflation, civil unrest and food insecurity.” (UNICEF South Sudan/2016/Rich) The already fragile education system has deteriorated significantly. According to a June 2018 article from Sudan Tribune, 2.2 million students have dropped out of school since […]

Newsletter: July 2018

July is known as the month of hunger in South Sudan. For several years LWCT, with the assistance of Baptist Global Response has provided emergency food to sustain the communities around Akot until the September harvest is ready. This July Akot Christian Ministries was able to provide food for the hungry from their locally stored […]

Pastor Peter’s Story

“I was just thinking how blessed I am”, posted Peter Malual on Facebook along with a picture of himself plowing in his church garden. When I read this, I wondered if I would have been thinking I was very blessed, if I had to work that hard in temperatures reaching 110 degrees to produce food. […]

Welling Up to Eternal Life

Monica rises very early every morning, before her 7 children get up. She sweeps the dirt around her tukel (mud hut) with a bush limb to clear her compound of snakes and scorpions. She walks for an hour to the nearest well to pump water for her family. She hurries back to make tea for […]

Marks of Warrior

Marks of Warrior Traditional practices of the Dinka culture are fascinating. Scarification is one of those practices. Scaring is done for cosmetic reasons for some, but for a Dinka Agar boy it is part of the initiation to manhood. On each boy’s forehead will be cut 6 horizontal lines that mark him for life as […]