Virtuous Women

That is counter-cultural. Women have never had a meeting here. They are not to be educated. Their only purpose is to bear children and be work animals. They have too much work to come to meetings. They will never come.” These were some of the discouraging comments I received when the concept of a women”s […]

Back to School

“Back to School”, is a theme proclaimed everywhere in the United States at this time of year. It has become almost as commercialized as Christmas. It means shopping for new clothes, shoes, backpacks, lunch boxes, and school supplies. Students and parents alike are excited, but for different reasons. 😇 Things are drastically different in South […]

The Feeding Of The Two Thousand

There were no loaves of bread or small fish. However, there were sacks of sorghum, beans, and cooking oil, and getting it to the 2000 souls in 7 remote areas of South Sudan was kind of like a miracle. Just finding enough food to purchase in South Sudan, where food is extremely scarce, was no […]

A Father to the Fatherless

“Before I received help from ACM (Akot Christian Ministries) I did not know where I could find food for my myself and my brother and sisters. I used to think a lot about school, but our future seemed hopeless because we did not have parents,” wrote Petero in a thank you note via Facebook. Petero […]

A Light in the Darkness

Figures from The United Nations Children Fund show that nearly three quarters of South Sudan’s children are out of school, the highest proportion of out-of-school children in the world. The U.N. also states that over two million children have had to flee their homes due to escalating violence in South Sudan. Leila Pakkala, UNICEF’S Regional […]

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 […]