Category Archives: General

A Praise in the Middle of Chaos

Living and working in South Sudan is full of paradox.  Like Dickens’ ‘…Two Cities’ it includes the best of times and the worst of times.  The bad is obvious.  Poor country, disease is prevalent, and the rumors of violence are … Continue reading

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Politics, War, and Health in South Sudan

To call South Sudan a political hotbed is an understatement.  The country is the newest in the world.  The ruling government is still making the transition to a legitimate political party after twenty plus years as a rebel army.  If … Continue reading

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Forgiveness in a Far Away Place

Mama Rose, ECS-Rejaf’s Mother’s Union Coordinator has been my closest South Sudanese companion since I’ve been in South Sudan.  She makes it her business to make sure I’m healthy, safe, and taken care of.  However, one day, through my actions … Continue reading

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Disease: Malaria

Malaria is a disease most of us know something about.  Through the news and stories from friends who’ve traveled abroad we know that malaria is caused through mosquitoes bites that carry a particular parasite that enters the blood and causes … Continue reading

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Disease: Onchocerciasis

One of the many diseases confronting the people in Rejaf Diocese is onchocerciasis.  Many times onchocerciasis is called or OV, riverblindness, or Oncho (pronounced Oncko) for short.  This disease was foreign to me when I first came to South Sudan, … Continue reading

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Christmas Season in Juba

I must begin this post by stating that I did not spend Christmas Day, December 25th, in Juba, South Sudan. I was blessed with the privilege of traveling home and spending the Christmas holiday with my family and friends. However, … Continue reading

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Sermonette – Idea of Self

This past week I attended a workshop at Emmanuel Christian Training Center in Yei, South Sudan. In attendance were most of the leaders throughout the Diocese of Rejaf, and a few leaders from neighboring dioceses. The workshop purpose was to … Continue reading

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