James Lual Atak, indigenous director of New Life Ministry, and I have been serving the most vulnerable in South Sudan together for almost two decades. Some of our partners have been on the journey with us for nearly that long too—amazing! We began collaborating in 2005 and met in 2006 during my first trip to his village (along the border of Darfur).
Since those early days so much has changed. Several months ago James and I had the privilege of sitting down together to record an interview about our journey. Since this recording, however, so much in the world has now changed as well. The message, however, remains ever the same—investing in indigenous partnerships and lifting up children and women is transforming lives in warzones like South Sudan. And you’re making this possible!
James explains with profound gratitude that one of the first boys to be rescued at the orphanage center at age 4, went through nursery school, primary school, high school, and now is a teacher to others! That young man shared with James recently that sometimes he wonders, “If I did not get [this] opportunity. Where would I have been?” James reflects, “It is amazing… it is life-saving and it is transformation. And it is the living history that will never be forgot.”
Follow the link to hear from James directly in this 3 minute video clip: https://youtu.be/07JbOgHnwAU
For the FULL length conversation click here: https://youtu.be/M7OzEru4mZU
Written months after this recording, read James’ recent letter about life in South Sudan during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Your partnership and gifts of LUV are equipping us to protect, lift up, and empower the most vulnerable in warzones.
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