Progress Report on Rising Hope Christian Center

May 30, 2024

Dear Friends, We are almost ready for School Phase 1! The final touches on the security wall around the compound in Bor, South Sudan, are nearing completion. Progress has been hampered by weather and inflation, but now the final layers of block are being laid and the razor wire is going on top of that. Our next task is […]

Mission and Objectives of Africa Sunrise Communities

July 18, 2022

We seek to empower leaders in East Africa through pastoral care and holistic living. We seek to restore communities by reconciling relationships. We work to empower the leadership of local communities with clear goals to establish a lasting impact on South Sudan.

Help Us Complete the Wall!

July 11, 2022

Education is crucial to preparing the next generation of leaders for South Sudan, a country that received its independence just eleven years ago. It has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world. My vision is to build an elementary school at the Rising Hope Christian Center in Bor. But the wall must be finished first, or all our good work will be in vain!

Dealing with Unforgiveness is the Key to a Future for South Sudan

June 10, 2022

However, the fruit of forgiveness in our community is the possibility for great prosperity for our people. If we work together, there is no limit to how we can rebuild and improve our people and our community.

Nehemiah, my Life Role Model

June 3, 2022

Nehemiah could have used his current position as an excuse not to try to do anything about Jerusalem, but he did not do that. Instead, he went out, sent of God, and with the support of the king, to undertake the task of rebuilding his beloved city.

Hope is Unshakable Confidence in God

May 20, 2022

I feel my people can be a success in the places where they have scattered. I ask those of you who’ve settled in other places not to lose heart and not to give up praying, difficult though it might be.

Changing the World Begins with Changing Ourselves

May 6, 2022

Changing the world begins with changing ourselves. We need to change our minds about those who may have hurt us, change our hearts, and maybe even change our lifestyles. Just as Nehemiah turned straight to prayer and holiness as the cure for his nation’s state of collapse, we can impact our world today if we work on changing ourselves first.

Whether We Are in Exile or Not, We Must Love Our Country Enough to Give Back

April 21, 2022

Why do I choose the life of Nehemiah as a model for my life? Why do I like to share with our South Sudanese community worldwide? As Nehemiah did, I have a dream today that God will free his people from all forms of slavery one day!

The Power of Three Words in My Life: Reconciliation Rehabilitates

April 18, 2022

When we were in the refugee camps, it was challenging to make a life. Settling in a place has no meaning if life is not aimed at achieving a reasonable level of quality: equity, equality, expectancy, education, and employment. An unpredictable life can cause a person to experience all the essential, measurable areas of disadvantage.

The Power of Three Words in My Life: Restoration

April 8, 2022

Restoration is the act of repairing or renewing the history of one’s life when something has been taken from us, especially something we find painful to lose. Restoration of what was lost helps us put the past to rest and move on toward the future.