Abraham Atem was just a boy when he arrived at Kakuma, a Swahili word meaning "nowhere," and also the name of the refugee camp in northwestern Kenya that would become his home. His parents had been massacred by northern Sudanese soldiers, two casualties among an eventual two million who would forfeit their lives in Sudan's civil war. Fleeing for his life along with thousands of other orphaned children who are now known as Sudan's "Lost Boys," Abraham walked more than 1,000 miles to reach safety in Kakuma. It was 1992.
Below are just a few of the many testimonies we receive about lives being impacted and transformed by the Refugee Ministry of Heaven’s Family.
To Burma's military leaders who have been trying to suppress Kachin State's independence movement for five decades, she is a woman who hardly exists, a mere speck of dust on their political chessboard. To soldiers in the Kachin Independence Army, she is just one of forty thousand frightened people who have recently fled from their villages to escape fresh fighting. To her husband, a pastor, she is the wife whom he has seen only twice in the past four months, as he, like most other Kachin men in the war zone, has remained behind to protect his crops. To the thirty women and children with whom she sleeps each night on the wooden floor of their common room at Jan Mai Refugee Camp, Htulum Sumlut is a godsend, a light in their darkness.
Simeon Muhunga with a French copy of The Disciple-Making Minister I first met Simeon Muhunga at a pastors’ conference at which I was teaching in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2004. At that time he was pastoring a church of 2,500 people in Goma, […]
Dear Friends, I wanted to send you this brief update on the Christian refugees in Sri Lanka. If you read the June issue of our magazine, you will probably recall an article there about the recent refugee crises created by Sri Lanka’s civil war. That war has […]