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Behold, I Am Doing Something New

Behold, I Am Doing Something New

During our time, we named the painful places that 2020 brought and dreamed and discerned together about our next steps for deepening LUV’s holistic empowerment model that prevents trafficking and empowers children and women to thrive as change agents in their own lives and communities…

Hope and Health for South Sudan — A Q&A with Lift Up the Vulnerable’s CEO

Hope and Health for South Sudan — A Q&A with Lift Up the Vulnerable’s CEO

A few weeks ago, we announced a new and exciting collaborative partnership with Rise Against Hunger. Through the Empowering Leaders through Nutrition-Smart Agriculture, a five-year Empowering Communities initiative, we will enable Hope For South Sudan to become self-sufficient in food production! I was honored to take part in a Q&A recently with Rise Against Hunger about this partnership. Follow the link to read the blog!

With LUV & Celebration from New Life Ministry

With LUV & Celebration from New Life Ministry

“Having university students come from NLM means a lot to me and to the community. It is hope. It is community hope. These students will come back to serve and help serve in different sectors. It is really great and we really appreciate it a lot.”

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Saving a Servant

Saving a Servant

What Ezekiel practiced into a habit throughout his life and in the winding turns of his journey was a willingness to remain open to simply serve with love wherever the path would lead—even when it would mean returning to Nuba during an active genocide that was being enacted on his community by the northern government.

Today, Ezekiel needs both prayer and practical support. Read how you can help…

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I've been meditating a lot on an old testament prophet's words, "Behold, I am doing something new." There is an important reminder for me in this ancient wisdom. A call to remain ever watchful for where God is working and what the right next step is to join God in...

Defying the Tradition

Defying the Tradition

Myths, legends, traditions and popular beliefs have taken precedent over modern-day scientific proven methods of problem solving or developing a community and a nation. Corrupt leaders also exploit the fears and beliefs of their people; so instead of expansion and innovation, the broken systems stay stuck in their brokenness. The problem of aid-reliance is also generational….

Trafficking and COVID in South Sudan

Trafficking and COVID in South Sudan

Happy Independence Day, South Sudan! After decades of war—the African continent’s longest-running civil war—South Sudan succeeded from Sudan and became a new nation on July 9th, 2011. It’s not been an easy journey for generations of people living in or fleeing from South Sudan nor since their independence. Lately, the nine-year-old nation has been making the news again… but for all the wrong reasons.

My Favorite Day

My Favorite Day

My eyes were heavy with sleep and I couldn’t open them without some extra force. It had been so hot at night and just when it was getting a bit cool the birds began singing lullabies in the nearby thicket signaling the end of the night and the start of another day. Soon they were joined by a chorus of small voices, “Eugenio, we are ready. You promised us yesterday.’’